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Table 3 Dental hygiene practices of women by education achieved

From: Oral and dental health care practices in pregnant women in Australia: a postnatal survey

EDUCATION never n (%) monthly n (%) weekly n (%) daily+ n (%) p-value
How often teeth were brushed      
- not completed secondary school 1 (1) 1 (1) 14 (18) 60 (79)  
- completed secondary school 0 2 (2) 10 (9) 101 (89)  
- TAFE/diploma 0 0 6 (7) 85 (93)  
- University 0 0 3 (3) 105 (97) <0.0001
How often dental floss was used      
- secondary school not completed 29 (38) 15 (20) 25 (33) 7 (9)  
- secondary school completed 33 (29) 18 (16) 44 (39) 18 (16)  
- TAFE/diploma 25 (27) 10 (11) 47 (52) 9 (10)  
- University 23 (21) 13 (12) 57 (53) 15 (14) 0.005
How often mouthwash was used      
- secondary school not completed 34 (45) 14 (18) 14 (18) 14 (18)  
- secondary school completed 56 (50) 14 (12) 21 (19) 22 (20)  
- TAFE/diploma 35 (39) 10 (11) 24 (26) 22 (24)  
- University 49 (46) 21 (20) 9 (9) 27 (26) 0.074
  1. + more than daily