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Table 1 Frequency distribution of self-reported and clinically assessed exploratory variables at 3 weeks post- partum (total n = 877)

From: Determinants of periodontal health in pregnant women and association with infants’ anthropometric status: a prospective cohort study from Eastern Uganda

Variable %(n)
Mothers’ variables  
Residence  
 Urban 26.7 (231)
 Rural 73.3 (633)
Age  
 <20 yrs 26.3 (22)
 21-30 yrs 53.9 (454)
 31-45 yrs 19.8 (167)
Educational level  
Primary school 67.7 (531)
Secondary and above 32.3 (253)
Marital status:  
 Single 8.2 (70)
 Married 61.8 (528)
 Cohabiting 30.0 (256)
Parity  
 One or more births 77.3 (660)
 Primiparous 22.7 (194)
Attended antenatal care  
 No 26.7 (227)
 Yes 73.3 (617)
Use a bed net  
 No 50.2 (423)
 Yes 49.8 (419)
Received Information on own teeth  
 No 73.9 (589)
 Yes 26.1 (208)
Received Information babies teeth  
 No 80.6 (624)
 Yes 19.4 (155)
CPI ( total n=713)  
 = 0 33.0 (235)
 ≥1 67.0 (478)
OHI-S  
 Good 87.9 (624)
 fair/poor 12.1 (86)
Dental attendance  
 Never 70.2 (566)
 within the last 6 months 29.8 (240)
  or more seldom
Periodontal symptoms  
 fair 34.6 (274)
 severe 65.4 (519)
Infant anthropometric variables (total n=519)  
 Weight for height <-2 2.0 (11)
 Weight for age <-2 6.9 (41)
 Birth weight <2.5kg 9.0 (19)
 Height for age <-2 10.0 (59)
  1. The total number of the various categories does not add to 877 due to missing values.