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Table 1 Survey data—Frequency of dental checkups and intention to undergo dental examination according to socio-demographic and other characteristics

From: Factors affecting oral examinations and dental treatments among older adults in Israel

  Entire sample (N = 608) Frequency of dental checkups Intention to undergo dental checkups in the next 12 months
Variable % Once a year (%) Less than two years (%) Chi square (p value) Intend (%) Do not intend (%) Chi square (p value)
Gender
 Women 51.3 56.5 43.5 2.66 (.103) 84.7 15.3 8.25 (.004)***
 Men 48.7 49.4 50.6   75.0 25.0  
Age
 50–59 46.9 57.9 42.1 5.99 (.050)** 84.1 15.9 14.61 (.001)***
 60–69 37.1 50.7 49.3   80.6 19.4  
 70+ 16.0 43.0 57.0   65.6 34.4  
Religion
 Jewish 69.4 55.6 44.4 4.10 (.043)** 80.4 19.6 0.20 (.657)
 Other 30.6 46.2 53.8   78.7 21.3  
Marital status
 Married 82.7 52.5 47.5 0.15 (.702) 78.9 21.1 1.47 (.226)
 Not married 17.3 54.6 45.4   84.4 15.6  
Family income
 Average and above 53.4 59.5 40.5 14.17 (.000)*** 83.0 17.0 4.19 (.041)**
 Below average 46.6 42.3 57.7   75.6 24.4  
Education
 Up to 12 years 16.6 38.6 61.4 8.68 (.003)*** 67.7 32.3 10.68 (.001)***
 More than 12 years 83.4 55.8 44.2   82.4 17.6  
Private dental insurance
 Yes 18.2 65.6 34.4 7.81 (.005)*** 89.0 11.0 6.57 (.010)***
 No 81.8 49.7 50.3   77.6 22.4  
Oral health status
 Good and above 78.5 57.8 42.2 16.94 (.000)*** 80.6 19.4 0.52 (.473)
 Bad 21.5 36.2 63.8   77.7 22.3  
Oral hygiene
 Low or average 15.2 34.1 65.9 (***13.92.000) 69.8 30.2 6.86 (.009)***
 Above average 84.8 56.5 43.5   82.0 18.0  
Dental treatment recommendation
 Yes 23.1 56.1 43.9 0.66 (.418) 85.9 14.1 4.19 (.041)**
 No 76.9 51.9 48.1   77.8 22.2  
  1. *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1