Table 1

Participant characteristics
All participants Dentate participants
n = 455 n = 384
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 48.3 (13.8) 46.7 (13.9)
N (%) N (%)
Female 296 (65.1) 247 (64.3)
White, non-hispanic 384 (84.4) 322 (83.9)
Married or living as married 269 (59.1) 226 (58.9)
Education
High school or less education 152 (33.4) 125 (32.6)
Some college 202 (44.4) 166 (43.2)
College or post-graduate degree 101 (22.2) 93 (24.2)
Employed 298 (65.5) 262 (68.2)
Household income a
< $20,000 69 (15.2) 56 (14.6)
$20-39,999 115 (25.3) 93 (24.2)
$40,000 – 59,000 77 (16.9) 64 (16.7)
≥ $60,000 153 (33.6) 135 (35.1)
Dental insurance (private or government funded) 358 (78.7) 309 (80.5)
Tobacco use
Cigarette smoker b 274 (60.2) 233 (60.7)
Pipe, cigar, or bidis 9 (2.0) 9 (2.3)
Oral tobacco 9 (2.0) 7 (1.8)
Alcohol user 329 (74.3) 263 (76.4)

a Percents do not total 100%. Some respondents (7%) preferred not to answer.

b Defined as smoking 100 cigarettes in lifetime and smoked in past 7 days.

McClure et al.

McClure et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:336   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-336

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