Table 3

Oral health behaviors among dentate respondents
Dentate participants
n = 384
N (%)
Met ADA recommendation: brush twice daily 252 (65.6)
Met ADA recommendation: floss 7 days week 106 (27.6)
Met ADA recommendation: brush twice and floss daily 85 (22.1)
Visited dentist or dental clinic in last 12 monthsa 258 (67.2)
Had teeth cleaned in last 12 monthsb 242 (63.0)

aSource: 2009–2010 NHANES.

bSource: 2008 BRFSS, oral health module.

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

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