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Table 3 Proportions of self reported general care treatment or oral health need within persons categorised as PriorityTx

From: An evaluation of the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage as screening criteria for priority access to public general dental care, in Australia

  N Response† PriorityTx (row%)
General Treatment Screening Questions†    
I have a broken filling* 83 Yes 63.9
I need a filling* 174 Yes 67.8
I have bleeding gums 7 Yes 42.9
I have a loose tooth 10 Yes 70.0
I have a broken tooth 83 Yes 67.5
I need an extraction* 45 Yes 86.7
I have a chipped tooth 20 Yes 60.0
I have sore gums 18 Yes 61.1
I need a scale and clean** 85 Yes 50.6
I have mouth ulcers 6 Yes 66.7
I need gum treatment 10 Yes 60.0
I have a broken denture** 46 Yes 91.3
My denture needs to be fixed 112 Yes 79.5
I have lost my denture 7 Yes 100.0
I have a clicking jaw - Yes -
I have Halitosis (bad breath) 5 Yes 60.0
I need a crown and/or bridge 10 Yes 60.0
1+ RSD*** 425 Yes 81.9
No RSD 190 Yes 54.0
  1. †Response format: Self reported criterion. Patients could report multiple criterion.
  2. ***(P < 0.001), **(P < 0.01), *( P < 0.05); χ2.
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