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Table 2 The relationship between ECC and some related factors

From: The prevalence of Early Childhood Caries in 1-2 yrs olds in a semi-urban area of Sri Lanka

  % Mean dmft(sd) P value F df
Long term medications-yes 15.36 2.02(3.67)    
   no 84.63 2.00(2.84) 0.000 22.16 2
Night feeding-yes 83.2 1.95(2.80) 0.352 0.86 1
   No 16.8 2.34(3.87)    
Bottle feeding-yes 54 1.94(2.04) 0.614 0.25 2
   No 46 2.09(2.89)    
Sugar intake with milk-yes 74.7 2.27(3.12) 0.013 6.21 1
   no 25.3 1.50(2.61)    
Sweet consumption      
< 3 days/week 55.8 1.71(2.79) 0.013 4.02 3
3-4 20.1 2.36(3.45)    
> 4 24.1 2.79(3.01)    
Snacking      
< 3 days/week 19.1 1.36(2.55) 0.013 1.53 3
3-4 19.1 2.04(3.07)    
> 4 68.1 2.19(3.04)    
Average sugar added to food and beverages per day      
< 3 teaspoons 85.2 1.09(2.83) 0.181 1.99 5
> 3 14.8     
Frequency of teeth cleaning -      
   ≤1 32.93 1.75(2.98) 0.176 1.17 6
   ≥2 67.07 2.08(2.95)    
Dentifrice-      
none 23.1 1.44(2.47) 0.222 3.86 2
Fluoridated 47.1 2.39(3.23)    
Non-fluoridated 29.8 2.11(3.06)    
Mothers visited a dental clinic during pregnancy-      
yes 70.73 2.11(3.01) 0.000 23.00 2
no 29.26 1.75(2.90)