Table 1

Usage of oral hygiene tools in a Ghanaian adolescent population
Number/proportion
Tooth brush/tooth paste
Totally 295 (99.7%)
Chewing sticks source
Totally 167 (56.4%)
Nim tree 50 (28.6%)
Sokodua 84 (48.0%)
Guava 20 (11.4%)
Other 21 (12.0%)
Cleaning frequency
1 time/day 94 (31.8%)
2 times/day 202 (62.2%)

Two hundred and ninety six (296) students at Kpandu Technical Institute, located in the Volta-region of Ghana, were examined.

Kwamin et al.

Kwamin et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:203   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-203

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