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Table 1 General characteristics of the study participants (N = 1406)

From: Barriers and facilitators of dental service utilization by children aged 8 to 11 years in Enugu State, Nigeria

Variables Frequency
  n (%)
Age (years)  
 8 418(29.7)
 9 372(26.5)
 10 363(25.8)
 11 253(18.0)
Sex  
 Male 672(47.8)
 Female 734(52.2)
Socio-economic status  
 High 521(37.1)
 Middle 439(31.2)
 Low 446(31.7)
Type of family  
 Monogamy 1341(95.4)
 Polygamy 65(4.6)
Form of parenthood  
 Both parents 1186(84.4)
 One of the parents 46(3.2)
 Relative/guardian 174(12.4)
Birth rank  
 Only child 38(2.7)
 First child 326(23.2)
 Last child 313(22.3)
 Others 729(51.8)
Number of siblings  
 0 38(2.7)
 1–2 245(17.4)
 3–4 570(40.5)
 >4 553(39.4)