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Table 3 Oral hygiene level by sex, residence and region

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

Oral hygiene level n Optimum (%) Regular (%) Bad (%) Very bad (%) p value
Sex       
Male 233 (49.47) 44 (9.34) 31 (6.58) 38 (8.07) 120 (25.48) 0.001*
Female 238 (50.53) 74 (15.71) 40 (8.49) 43 (9.13) 81 (17.2)  
Age       
From 60 to 75 years old 320 (67.94) 77 (16.35) 56 (11.89) 56 (11.89) 131 (27.81) 0.168
Over 75 years old 151 (32.06) 41 (8.7) 15 (3.18) 25 (5.31) 70 (14.86)  
Residence       
Urban 283 (60.08) 72 (15.29) 42 (8.92) 47 (9.98) 122 (25.9) 0.97
Rural 188 (39.92) 46 (9.77) 29 (6.16) 34 (7.22) 79 (16.77)  
Region       
Central 101 (21.44) 4 (0.85) 9 (1.91) 18 (3.82) 70 (14.86) 0.000*
Occidental 79 (16.77) 12 (2.55) 16 (3.4) 18 (3.82) 33 (7.01)  
Oriental 59 (12.53) 32 (6.79) 7 (1.49) 12 (2.55) 8 (1.7)  
North 90 (19.11) 35 (7.43) 17 (3.61) 7 (1.49) 31 (6.58)  
Paracentral 56 (11.89) 14 (2.97) 10 (2.12) 12 (2.55) 20 (4.25)  
Coast 86 (18.26) 21 (4.46) 12 (2.55) 14 (2.97) 39 (8.28)  
TOTAL 471 118 (25.5) 71 (15.07) 81 (17.2) 201 (42.68)  
  1. Source: Own elaboration
  2. *Significant