Table 4 : The perceived importance of seeking dental care among diabetes patients.

Socio-demographic Characteristics The perceived importance of seeking dental care among diabetes  patients (n=3996)
Important Not Important Do not Know
% CI % CI % CI
ALL 79.2 77.90-80.40 6.8 6.00-7.60 14.1 13.00-15.20

Gender            

Male 80.3 78.20-82.20 6.3 5.20-7.70 13.4 11.70-15.20
Female 78.6 77.00-80.20 7.0 6.00-8.00 14.4 13.10-15.90

Location            

Urban 73.3 71.20-75.30 9.3 8.10-10.80 17.3 15.60-19.20
Rural 83.8 82.20-85.30 4.7 3.90-5.70 11.5 10.20-12.80

Ethnicity            

Malay 85.6 84.30-86.90 3.7 3.10-4.50 10.7 9.60-11.90
Chinese 57.5 53.40-61.40 14.6 12.00-17.70 28.0 24.50-31.70
Indian 69.6 65.60-73.30 14.2 11.50-17.40 16.2 13.30-19.60

Age Group            

18-29 years 91.3 79.00-96.70 2.2 0.30-13.90 6.5 2.10-18.40
30-39 years 89.0 82.90-93.20 2.7 1.00-7.10 8.2   4.70-13.90
40-49 years 86.2 83.10-88.70 5.5 3.90-7.60 8.4 6.40-10.90
50-59 years 81.6 79.50-83.50 5.6 4.50-7.00 12.8 11.10-14.60
60-69 years 75.6 73.10-77.90 8.0 6.60-9.70 16.3 14.40-18.50
70 years and above 70.6 66.80-74.10 9.4 7.30-12.00 20.0 17.00-23.40

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