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Table 1 Overall dental treatment need by demographic characteristics (n = 586)

From: Is the burden of oral diseases higher in urban disadvantaged community compared to the national prevalence?

Variable No treatment need
n (%)
Some form of dental treatment need n (%) p-value
Overall treatment need 114 (19.5) 472 (80.5) 0.362
Gender    
  Male 50 (21.3) 185 (78.7)  
  Female 64 (18.2) 287 (81.8)  
Ethnicity    *0.025
  Malay 84 (17.5) 396 (82.5)  
  Indian 29 (29.3) 70 (70.7)  
  Chinese 1 (14.3) 6 (85.7)  
Age    *0.000
  19-29 37 (35.2) 68 (64.8)  
  30-39 18 (15.0) 102 (85.0)  
  40-49 19 (13.6) 121 (86.4)  
  50-59 25 (20.2) 99 (79.8)  
  60 and above 15 (15.5) 82 (84.5)  
  1. *Chi square test p < 0.05