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Table 5 Prevalence of prosthetic status and needs by demographic characteristics

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

  Prosthetic status Prosthetic needs
Variable
N = 586
No prosthesis
n (%)
With prosthesis
n (%)
p-value No prosthetic need
n (%)
With prosthetic need
n (%)
p-value
Gender
  Male 209 (88.9) 26 (11.1)   158 (67.2) 77 (32.8) *0.015
Female 279 (79.5) 72 (20.5) *0.003 201 (57.3) 150(42.7)  
Ethnicity
  Malay 400 (83.3) 80 (16.7)   300 (62.5) 180(37.5) 0.328
  Indian 86 (86.9) 13 (13.1) *0.000 56 (56.6) 43 (43.4)  
  Chinese 2 (28.6) 5 (71.4)   3 (42.9) 4 (57.1)  
Age
  19-29 103 (98.1) 2 (1.9)   94(89.5) 11 (10.5) *0.000
  30-39 113 (94.2) 7 (5.8)   89 (74.2) 31(25.8)  
  40-49 115 (82.1) 25 (17.9) *0.000 71 (50.7) 69 (49.3)  
  50-59 90 (72.6) 34 (27.4)   62 (50.0) 62 (50.0)  
  60 and above 67 (69.1) 30 (30.9)   43 (44.3) 54 (55.7)  
  1. *Chi square test p < 0.05