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Table 3 Results of the analytical survey model: Factors influencing checkup frequency and intention to undergo dental checkups

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

  Frequency of dental checkupsa Intention to undergo dental checkups (base = no)
Explanatory variables Beta coefficient Std. Err Beta coefficient Std. Err
Gender (base = men) 0.151 0.180 0.363 0.254
Age (base = 50–59) −0.547** 0.257 −0.556** 0.167
Marital status (base = married) 0.236 0.242 0.892** 0.389
Household income (base = average and above) −0.511*** 0.196 −0.496* 0.274
Nationality (base = Jewish) −0.678*** 0.209 −0.307 0.287
Perceived benefits −0.536** 0.222 0.745*** 0.281
Perceived importance −0.116 0.238 0.650** 0.292
Perceived dentist’s availability −0.263*** 0.082 0.173* 0.105
Health motivation −0.421*** 0.084 0.383*** 0.110
Recommendation (base = yes) −0.262 0.212 −0.516* 0.311
Constant    −5.800*** 1.581
  N = 510, Chi-square = 80.098, p < 0.000 N = 494, Chi-square = 66.611, p < 0.000
  1. *p < 0.1, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.01
  2. aThe scale was: 1 = once a year, 2 = once every 2 years, 3 = once every 3 years, 4 = less than once every 3 years, 5 = not at all