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Table 2 Variables of oro-dental hygiene and dietary habits

From: Vitamin D, pregnancy and caries in children in the INMA-Asturias birth cohort

CARIES
  Total With caries Without caries p value
n % n % n %  
Frequency of brushing
 1x/day or rarely 17 9 4 25.53 13 76.425 0.786
 2x/day 103 54.8 32 31.07 71 68.93
 3x/day 68 36.2 18 26.47 50 73.53
Type of toothpaste
 Fluoride free 8 4.3 2 25 6 75 0.899
 250–805 ppm 147 78.2 44 29.93 103 70.07
 961–1105 ppm 33 17.5 8 24.24 25 75.76
Use of dental floss
 Yes 1 0.5      
 No 187 99.5      
Brushing technique
 Correct 143 77.06 32 22.38 111 77.62 0.001
 Incorrect 45 23.93 22 48.89 23 51.11
Frequency of sugar intake
 Occasional 163 86.7 40 24.45 123 75.46 0.001
 Regular 25 13.3 14 56 11 44
Six-monthly fluoride tray application
 Yes 11 5.9 4 36.36 7 63.64 0.515
 No 177 94.1 56 28.25 127 71.75
Mouthwash
 Yes 86 54.3 28 32.56 58 67.44 0.286
 No 102 45.75 26 25.49 76 74.51