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Table 4 Dental hygiene practices of women by socio-economic status

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

SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDEX never n (%) monthly n (%) weekly n (%) daily+ n (%) p-value
How often teeth were brushed      
- low SEI 1 (1) 2 (2) 17 (16) 89 (82)  
- low-mid SEI 0 0 7 (7) 100 (93)  
- mid-high SEI 0 0 5 (7) 62 (93)  
- High SEI 0 1 (1) 4 (4) 100 (96) <0.001
How often dental floss was used      
- low SEI 41 (38) 16 (15) 37 (34) 15 (14)  
- low-mid SEI 30 (28) 14 (13) 50 (47) 13 (12)  
- mid-high SEI 17 (25) 16 (24) 27 (40) 7 (10)  
- high SEI 22 (21) 10 (10) 59 (56) 14 (13) 0.019
How often mouthwash was used      
- low SEI 46 (42) 15 (14) 17 (16) 31 (28)  
- low-mid SEI 51 (48) 17 (16) 18 (17) 21 (20)  
- mid-high SEI 34 (51) 11 (16) 12 (18) 10 (15)  
- high SEI 43 (42) 16 (16) 21 (20) 23 (22) 0.238
  1. + more than daily