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Table 3 The distribution of affected subjects, according to the most prevalent caries stages (initial/moderate/extensive) and background variables

From: Are distinctive risk indicators associated with different stages of caries in children? A cross-sectional study

Questionnaire items Most prevalent caries stage
  Initial n (%) Moderate n (%) Extensive n (%) p-value
Maternal educational level
 Compulsory education 2 (3.17) 12 (19.05) 49 (77.78) 0.02
 Secondary school 5 (6.33) 30 (37.97) 44 (55.70)
 University 3 (13.04) 10 (43.48) 10 (43.48)
Paternal educational level
 Compulsory education 3 (3.16) 27 (28.42) 65 (68.42) <0.01
 Secondary school 3 (5.46) 22 (40.00) 30 (54.54)
 University 4 (28.57) 3 (21.43) 7 (50.00)
Maternal occupational status
 Housewife 1 (1.73) 15 (25.86) 42 (72.41) 0.03
 Unemployed 2 (8.33) 6 (25.00) 16 (66.67)
 Employed 4 (6.67) 27 (45.00) 29 (48.33)
 Self-employed 3 (14.29) 3 (14.29) 15 (71.43)
Sweetened pacifier at night
 Yes 3 (5.08) 11 (18.64) 45 (76.28) 0.02
 No 7 (6.60) 41 (38.68) 58 (54.72)
  1. The chi-squared test was performed, and when a cell had a value less than five, Fisher’s exact test was performed