Table 2 : Duration of having been diagnosed with Type II diabetes
and perceived association between diabetes and oral health.


Duration of diabetes % CI

<5 years 39.4 37.90-40.90
5 – 9 years 30.4 29.00-31.90
10 – 14 years 18.5 17.40-19.80
15 – 19 years 6.0 5.30-6.80
≥20 years 5.6 4.90-6.40
Socio-demographic Characteristics Aware of perception on association between diabetes and oral health (n=3970)
Yes No
% CI % CI
ALL 35.5 34.10-37.10 64.5 62.90-65.90

Gender        

Male 35.5 33.10-38.00 64.5 62.00-66.90
Female 35.5 33.60-37.40 64.5 62.60-66.40

Location        

Urban 35.1 32.90-37.30 64.9 62.70-67.10
Rural 36.0 34.00-38.10 64.0 61.90-66.00

Ethnicity        

Malay 37.3 35.50-39.10 62.7 60.90-64.50
Chinese 26.8 23.40-30.60 73.2 69.40-76.60
Indian 35.1 31.20-39.20 64.9 60.80-68.80
Others 50.0 12.30-87.70 50.0 12.30-87.70

Age Group      

18-29 years 52.2 37.90-66.10 47.8 33.90-62.10
30-39 years 45.9 38.00-54.00 54.1 46.00-62.00
40-49 years 44.3 40.40-48.40 55.7 51.60-59.60
50-59 years 38.5 36.00-41.10 61.5 58.90-64.00
60-69 years 31.7 29.10-34.40 68.3 65.60-70.90
70 years and above 24.1 20.90-27.70 75.9 72.30-79.10

Sahril et al.Journal of Public Health Aspects  2014 1:1DOI : 10.7243/2055-7205-1-1