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Table 4 Respondents' behavior towards the prevention of oral diseases

From: Knowledge, attitude and practices of pediatricians regarding the prevention of oral diseases in Italy

  N %
Dietary habits assessment   
   Yes 448 88.4
   No 59 11.6
Recall interval between routine dental examinations   
   Once a year 206 40.6
   At least every six months 57 11.2
   In presence of a problem 244 48.1
Performing an oral health examinationa   
   No 10 3.5
   Once a year 73 25.2
   At least every six months 166 57.2
   In presence of a problem 12 4.1
   On mother request 29 9
Recommend dietary fluoride supplementation   
   Yes 451 89
   No 56 11
Correct dosage of fluoride supplementation   
   Until age 2 years 369 85.2
   From age 2 to 4 years 116 27.1
   From age 4 to 6 years 153 36.6
   From age 6 to 16 years 337 83.6
Provide educational materials to parents about interventions to prevent or control diseases   
   Never 121 23.9
   Rarely 113 22.3
   Sometimes 182 35.9
   Often 69 13.6
   Always 22 4.3
  1. a All participants responded to the question and among the 497 who performed the oral examination only 280 indicated the frequency