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Table 1 Distribution of explanatory variables and comparison of dentate study participants with the population profile

From: Household income modifies the association of insurance and dental visiting

  Census data Population survey data Study participants
Oral health status   % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Number of teeth – mean - 25.2 (24.8, 25.6) 26.5 (26.1, 26.8)
Denture (upper jaw) - 7.8 (6.8, 8.9) 11.7 (9.8, 13.8)
Denture (lower jaw) - 2.1 (1.6, 2.7) 3.9 (2.8, 5.3)
Dental behaviour      
Last dental visit <12 months - 60.5 (58.3,62.6) 59.7 (56.7, 62.7)
Check-up at last dental visit - 57.2 (54.9, 59.5) 50.4 (47.4, 53.5)
Dental insurance - 60.0 (57.9, 62.1) 53.9 (51.0, 57.0)
Socio-demographics      
Male sex 49.2 49.8 (47.6, 51.9) 42.3 (39.3, 45.4)
Age 30–39 years 34.4 34.1 (31.9, 36.4) 24.7 (22.1, 27.4)
Age 40–49 years 35.0 33.0 (31.1, 35.0) 32.9 (30.0, 35.8)
Age 50–61 years 30.6 32.9 (31.1, 34.8) 42.5 (39.4, 45.5)
Australian born - 79.6 (77.8, 81.3) 80.7 (78.2, 83.1)
English main language at home - 88.2 (86.6, 89.7) 94.6 (93.1, 95.9)
Education level of diploma or degree - 44.6 (42.5, 46.8) 44.6 (41.5, 47.7)
Socio-economic status      
Household income < $60,000 - 24.2 (22.2, 26.2) 35.2 (32.2, 38.2)
Household income > $60,000–100,000 - 37.2 (35.1, 39.3) 32.2 (29.3, 35.1)
Household income > $100,000 - 38.7 (36.5, 40.9) 32.6 (29.7, 35.6)
  1. †Census 2006: Australia, 30–59 year-olds [26].
  2. ‡National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010: Australia, dentate 30–61 year-olds.