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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of study population (n = 1026)

From: High prevalence of dental fluorosis among adolescents is a growing concern: a school based cross-sectional study from Southern India

Variables Category Frequency (%)
Age (in years) Mean(SD) 14.7(1.01)
Age group 12–14 years 463 (45.1)
15–17 years 563 (54.9)
Gender Male 509 (49.6)
Female 517 (50.4)
Monthly family Income Less than Rs. 5000 434 (42.3)
Rs. 5000–10000 488 (47.6)
More than Rs. 10000 104 (10.2)
Type of school Government 773 (75.3)
Aided 253 (24.7)
Classes 8th 363 (35.4)
9th 318 (31)
10th 345 (33.6)
Diet Vegetarian 57 (5.6)
Mixed 969 (94.4)
Tea Consumption Yes 887 (86.5)
No 139 (13.5)
Finger millet Consumption Yes 986 (96.1)
No 40 (3.9)
Duration of residence Less than 5 years 79 (7.7)
5–10 years 38 (3.7)
More than 10 years 58 (5.7)
Since birth 851 (82.9)