Table 2.: Level of caries experience in primary teeth of participants aged below 13 and variables.

Variables Group (N) Level of Caries Experience (%) * p-value
No Low High
Gender
(N=45)
Male (31)
Female (14)
16 (51%)
1 (79%)
4 (13%)
3 (21%)
11 (36%)
0 (0%)
0.019
 
Place of Birth
(N=45)
Hong Kong (35)
Non-local (10)
21 (60%)
6 (60%)
5 (14%)
2 (20%)
9 (26%)
2 (20%)
0.893
 
Diagnosis
(N=45)
Leukaemia (28)
Solid Tumour (9)
Other tumours (8)
18 (64%)
5 (56%)
4 (50%)
5 (18%)
1 (11%)
1 (13%)
5 (18%)
3 (33%)
3 (37%)
0.763
 
Chemotherapy
(N=45)
Active (29)
Completed (16)
19 (66%)
8 (50%)
5 (17%)
2 (13%)
5 (17%)
6 (37%)
0.346
 
Tooth Brushing Frequency
(N=45)
≥Twice daily (31)
<Twice daily (14)
18 (58%)
9 (65%)
5 (16%)
2 (14%)
8 (26%)
3 (21%)
0.903
 
Use of Mouthwash
(N=42)
Yes (7)
No (35)
4 (57%)
21 (60%)
0 (0%)
6 (17%)
3 (43%)
8 (23%)
0.523
 
Joined School Dental Care
Service (N=45)
Yes (29)
No (16)
21 (72%)
6 (38%)
3 (10%)
4 (25%)
5 (18%)
6 (37%)
0.062
 
Parental Dental Knowledge
(N=45)
Good (18)
Moderate (25)
Poor (2)
8 (44%)
18 (72%)
1 (50%)
3 (17%)
4 (16%)
0 (0%)
7 (39%)
3 (12%)
1 (50%)
0.180
 
Paternal Educational Level
(N=45)
< Secondary (6)
≥Secondary (39)
3 (50%)
24 (62%)
1 (17%)
6 (15%)
2 (33%)
9 (23%)
0.834
 
Maternal Educational Level
(N=45)
< Secondary (4)
≥Secondary (41)
2 (50%)
25 (61%)
1 (25%)
6 (15%)
1 (25%)
10 (24%)
0.784
 
Monthly Family Income in
HK$ (N=44)
<10,000 (16)
10,000–29999 (18)
>30000 (10)
10 (62%)
9 (50%)
8 (80%)
3 (19%)
4 (22%)
0 (0%)
3 (19%)
5 (28%)
2 (20%)
0.515
 
Parental Dental Satisfaction
(N=45)
Satisfied (5)
Not Satisfied (40)
2 (40%)
25 (63%)
1 (20%)
6 (15%)
2 (40%)
9 (22%)
0.526

* No caries experience: dmft=0; Low caries experience: 0<dmft≤2; High caries experience: dmft>2

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