Table 1

Prevalence of caries according to maternal education & family income
Characteristics Number of children (n = 410) Number with caries
Mother’s education
None 1 (0.2%) 1 (100%)
Up to grade 5 5 (1.2%) 3 (60%)
Grade 6 to 11 247 (60.2%) 89 (36%)
Grade 12 to 14 140 (34.1%) 63 (45%)
University 17 (4.1%) 1 (5.8%)
Income (Rs.)
<15000 111 (27.1%) 43 (38.7%)
15000-24999 148 (36.1%) 63 (42.6%)
> = 25000 151 (36.8%) 51 (33.8%)

Perera et al.

Perera et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:49   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-49

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