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Table 1 Sample characteristics and summary of dental services: preventive care, and treatments at 2014 Mid-MD MOM (N = 1007)

From: Mission of Mercy emergency dental clinics: an opportunity to promote general and oral health

Characteristics % (N)
Race & Ethnicity
 White 13.8% (139)
 Black 49.1% (494)
 Hispanic 22.9% (231)
 Other 5.8% (58)
 Unreported 8.4% (85)
Gender
 Male 38.0% (382)
 Female 62.0% (623)
Age
 18–34 38.0% (377)
 35–49 30.2% (300)
 50–64 24.5% (243)
65+ 7.3% (72)
Chronic Condition(s) & Risk(s)
Diabetes
 Yes 10.9% (110)
 No 89.1% (897)
High Blood Pressure Diagnosis
 Yes 16.4% (165)
 No 83.6% (843)
Tobacco Use
 Yes 16.3% (164)
 No 83.7% (843)
High Blood Pressure Reading
 Normal 19.2% (194)
 Pre-hypertensive 13.7% (138)
 Hypertension (Stage 1, Stage 2, Isolated hypertension) 47.0% (474)
Chronic Condition & Risks a
 None 33.9% (341)
 Only 1chronic condition/risk 46.0% (463)
 2 chronic conditions/risks 20.2% (203)
Preventive Services
Oral Hygiene Instruction
 Yes 34.2% (344)
 No 65.8% (663)
Fluoride Varnish
 Yes 7.1% (71)
 No 92.9% (936)
Adult Prophylaxis
 Yes 26.7% (269)
 No 73.3% (738)
Treatment Services
Full Mouth Debridement
 Yes 16.7% (168)
 No 83.3% (839)
Restorative
 Yes 35.9% (362)
 No 64.1% (645)
Endodontics
 Yes 5.2% (52)
 No 94.8% (955)
Oral Surgery
 Yes 13.5% (136)
 No 86.5% (871)
No. of Combined Preventive and Treatment Services Delivered
No services 33.4% (336)
Preventive only 10.3% (104)
 Preventive & treatment 13.3% (134)
 1 or more treatment only 43.0% (433)
  1. aChronic Condition & Risk is defined as including tobacco use, high blood pressure reading (Pre-hypertensive, Stage 1, Stage 2, & Isolated hypertension), and/or diabetes