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Table 2 Frequency of brushing in the elderly

From: Oral health profile status and treatment needs in the Salvadoran elderly population: a cross-sectional study

Variables Category n (%) After every meal (i.e., three times a day) Once or twice a day (i.e., morning and/or evening) Never/almost never/occasionally/don’t know p value
    n (%) n (%) n (%)  
60 years and older   n = 471 (100) 135 (28.66) 245 (52.02) 91 (19.32)  
Sex Male 233 (100) 50 (21.46) 129 (55.36) 54 (23.18) 0.003*
  Female 238 (100) 85 (35.71) 116 (48.74) 37 (15.55)  
Age From 60 to 75 years old 320 (100) 103 (32.19) 172 (53.75) 45 (14.06) 0.000*
  Over 75 years old 151 (100) 32 (21.19) 73 (48.34) 46 (30.46)  
Residence Urban 283 (100) 77 (27.21) 149 (52.65) 57 (20.14) 0.662
  Rural 188 (100) 58 (30.85) 96 (51.06) 34 (18.09)  
Region Central 101 (100) 16 (15.84) 59 (58.42) 26 (25.74) 0.005*
  Occidental 79 (100) 23 (29.11) 43 (54.43) 13 (16.46)  
  Oriental 59 (100) 29 (49.15) 24 (40.68) 6 (10.17)  
  North 90 (100) 28 (31.11) 41 (45.56) 21 (23.33)  
  Paracentral 56 (100) 11 (19.64) 32 (57.14) 13 (23.21)  
  Coast 86 (100) 28 (32.56) 46 (53.49) 12 (13.95)  
  1. Source: Own elaboration
  2. *Significant. Z-test