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Table 1 Sociodemographic charactheristics and diagnosis related to oral health services utilization.

From: Oral health service utilization by elderly beneficiaries of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in México city

  Users Non-users Total
  n % n % n %
Sex       
   Female 279 74.6 198 61.1 477 68.3
   Male 95 25.4 126 38.9 221 31.7
Age (years)       
   60–74 252 67.4 209 64.5 461 66.0
   75 or older 122 32.6 115 35.5 237 34.0
Marital status       
   Single/divorced/widowed 202 54.0 154 47.5 356 51.0
   Married 172 46.0 170 52.5 342 49.0
Schooling       
   ≤ 6 years 145 38.8 159 49.1 304 43.6
   > 6 years 229 61.2 165 50.9 394 56.4
Paid work       
   No 146 39.0 137 42.3 283 40.5
   Yes 228 61.0 187 57.7 415 59.5
Monthly income       
   < 4,000 MP* 168 73.7 149 79.7 317 76.4
   ≥ 4,000 MP 52 22.8 28 15.0 80 19.3
   Not reported 8 3.5 10 5.3 18 4.3
Cognitive decline       
   No 287 76.7 245 75.6 532 76.2
   Yes 87 23.3 79 24.4 167 23.8
Depression       
   No 243 65.0 197 60.8 440 63.0
   Yes 131 35.0 127 39.2 258 37.0
Morbidity       
   < 3 illnesses 276 73.8 234 72.2 510 73.1
   ≥ 3 illnesses 98 26.2 90 27.8 188 26.9
Medication consumption       
   ≤ 4 57 15.2 74 22.8 131 18.8
   > 4 317 84.8 250 77.2 567 81.2
Coronal DMFT       
   ≤ 22 88 23.5 103 31.8 507 72.6
   > 22 286 76.5 221 68.2 191 27.4
Root DFT       
   ≤ 2 264 70.6 210 64.8 474 67.9
   > 2 110 29.4 114 35.2 224 32.1
All combined 374 53.6 324 46.4 698 100
  1. *Mexican pesos