Table 2

Comparison of the mothers’ caries-related knowledge, attitudes toward oral hygiene, attitudes toward diet and parental indulgence attitudes in the immigrant and native group
Variables Immigrant Native p-valuea
N Mean SD 95% CI N Mean SD 95% CI
Knowledge 137 5.15 2.08 4.80-5.51 432 7.69 1.41 7.56-7.83 <0.001
Attitudes toward oral hygiene 133 34.85 4.62 34.06-35.64 436 37.55 4.86 37.10-38.01 <0.001
Attitudes toward diet 140 15.09 2.90 14.61-15.58 435 16.28 2.81 16.01-16.54 <0.001
Parental indulgence attitudes 137 16.28 3.16 15.75-16.81 435 18.11 3.07 17.82-18.40 <0.001

aT-test statistics.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Oral Health 2014 14:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-14-3

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