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Table 2 Current oral health behavior

From: Modeling the theory of planned behavior to predict adults’ intentions to improve oral health behaviors

Variables Description n (%)
Tooth brushing frequency Less than once a day 56 (4.2)
Once a day 257 (19.3)
Twice a day 811 (61.0)
More than twice a day 206 (15.5)
Flossing frequency Every day 288 (21.7)
More than once a week 186 (14.0)
Once a week 191 (14.4)
Once a month 106 (8.0)
Never 559 (42.0)
Mouth washing frequency Every day 422 (31.8)
More than once a week 201 (15.1)
Once a week 185 (13.9)
Once a month 92 (6.9)
Never 429 (32.3)
Last dental visit More than 2 years ago 217 (18.4)
1–2 years ago 151 (12.8)
6–12 months ago 298 (25.2)
Less than 6 months ago 246 (20.8)
Last month 270 (22.8)
Reason for dental visit Check-up, tooth cleaning or scaling 525 (39.5)
Treatment or pain 712 (53.5)
No prior dental visits 93 (7.0)