Table 1

Frequency distribution of study participants according socio-demographic, behavioral and clinical variables across Kampala (n = 816) and Manyara (n = 1221)
Variables Categories Kampala % (n) Manyara % (n)
Sex of child Boy 50.7 (414) 50.5 (616)
Girl 49.3 (402) 49.5 (605)
Age of child 6-12 month 45.5 (371) 29.6 (362)
13-24 months 29.7 (242) 50.9 (621)
25-36 months 24.9 (203) 19.5 (238)
Household assets index 1st quartile-least poor 24.0 (185) 26.8 (327)
2nd quartile 24.2 (187) 25.0 (305)
3rd quartile 26.0 (210) 24.8 (303)
4th quartile- poorest 25.8 (199) 23.4 (286)
Mother’s education Lower 22 (176) 28.2 (344)
At least primary 78 (624) 71.8 (877)
Father’s education Lower 7 (49) 25.6 (309)
At least primary 93 (654) 74.4 (899)
Caretaker’s age <24 yrs 54.3 (443) 33.8 (403)
25 yrs and above 45.7 (373) 66.2 (789)
Teeth present upper 0-4 56.3 (435) 55.6 (679)
5-10 43.7 (337) 44.4 (542)
Teeth present lower 0-4 56.3 (434) 55.4 (677)
5-10 43.7 (337) 44.6 (544)
Plaque score No 62.6 (483) 40.1 (490)
Yes 37.4 (289) 59.9 (731)
Cleaning mouth More seldom 50.4 (389) 53.8 (657)
At least daily 49.6 (383) 46.2 (564)
Breast feeding No 42.7 (330) 39.8 (486)
Yes 57.3 (442) 60.2 (735)
Sum score of dietary sugar intake Low 36.3 (280) 54.9 (670)
High 63.7 (492) 45.1 (551)
Received inform from Health Worker No 77.5 (632) 80.6 (984)
Yes 22.5 (184) 19.4 (237)
Received inform from Radio No 40.0 (309) 33.0 (403)
Yes 60.0 (463) 67.0 (818)
Enamel hypoplasia No 85.9 (663) 92.1 (1124)
Yes 14.1 (109) 7.9 (97)
Teething symptoms Less 48.5 (304) 47.7 (539)
More 51.5 (323) 52.3 (590)
Caries experience dt = 0 82.4 (636) 96.3 (1176)
dt > 0 17.6 (136) 3.7 (45)

Masumo et al.

Masumo et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:24   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-24

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