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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adults having experienced an oral health problem

From: Illness-related behaviour and utilization of oral health services among adult city-dwellers in Burkina Faso: evidence from a household survey

Independent variables n %
Age group, years (n = 3025)
   15 to 24 267 20.2
   25 to 34 689 27.4
   35 to 44 1031 27.4
   45 to 54 523 27.0
   Over 54 515 27.2
Gender (n = 3030)
   Female 2042 27.8a
   Male 988 24.4
Household marital status (n = 3029)
   Household chief 1088 25.4
   First spouse of household chief 1056 29.9b
   Others members of household 885 24.5
Level of education obtained (n = 3015)
   High 564 24.5
   Low 806 27.4
   None 1645 27.1
Occupational status (n = 3019)
   Employee 473 24.7
   Housewife 743 26.0
   Independent workers 1060 28.9
   Without occupation 380 26.3
   Others 363 25.3
Religion (n = 2982)
   Christian/Animist 1283 26.9
   Muslim 1699 26.8
Material living conditions of household (n = 3030)
   Low 1821 28.1
   Medium 654 24.8
   High 555 24.5
Urban life experience (n = 2948)
   Short (from 5 to 10 years) 582 27.0
   Medium (from 11 to 20 years) 718 29.4
   Long (more than 21 years) 1648 25.1
  1. a p < 0.05 b p < 0.01
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