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Table 3 Distribution of study participants who gave reasons for utilization of oral health care services (N = 116)

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

Variable Pain To fulfil dentist’s request To satisfy child Total P value
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Socio-economic status   0.22
 High 21(56.8) 27(64.3) 16(72.7) 64(63.3)  
 Middle 11(29.7) 10(23.8) 6(27.3) 27(26.7)  
 Low 5(13.5) 5(11.9) 0(0.0) 10(10.0)  
 Total 37(100.0) 42(100.0) 22(100.0) 101(100.0)  
Type of family      0.19a
 Monogamy 35(94.6) 42(100.0) 21(95.5) 98(97.0)  
 Polygamy 2(5.4)) 0(0.0) 1(4.5) 3(3.0)  
 Total 37(100.0) 42(100.0) 22(100.0) 101(100.0)  
Form of parenthood    b
 Both parents 37(100.0) 42(100.0) 22(100.0) 101(100.0)  
 One parent 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0)  
 Guardian 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0)  
 Total 37(100.0) 42(100.0) 22(100.0) 101(100.0)  
Birth rank      0.13a
 First child 4(10.8) 13(30.9) 6(27.3) 23(22.8)  
 Last child 8(21.6) 7(16.7) 6(27.3) 21(20.8)  
 Only child 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(4.5) 1(1.0)  
 Others 25(67.6) 22(52.4) 9(40.9) 56(55.4)  
 Total 37(100.0) 42(100.0) 22(100.0) 101(100.0)  
Number of siblings    0.28a
 0 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(4.6) 1(1.00)  
 1–2 11(29.7) 11(26.2) 7(31.8) 29(28.7)  
 3–4 12(32.4) 22(52.4) 7(31.8) 41(40.6)  
 >4 14(37.9) 9(21.4) 7(31.8) 30(29.7)  
 Total 37(100.0) 42(100.0) 22(100.0) 101(100.0)  
  1. aLikelihood ratio reported because of small cell size
  2. bIndeterminate