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Table 1 Outcomes and general characteristics of the studied sample (n = 230)

From: Body mass index and dental caries in children aged 5 to 8 years attending a dental paediatric referral practice in the Netherlands

  Mean ± SD
Age 7.0 ± 1.2
Dmft 4.2 ± 3.4
Dmfs 10.3 ± 9.3
  N (%)
Dental caries
 Caries-free 45 (19.6)
 Caries-active 185 (80.4)
Overweighta  
 No 188 (81.7)
 Yes 42 (18.3)
Sex  
 Girl 130 (56.5)
 Boy 100 (43.5)
Education level (mother)b  
 High 46 (21.4)
 Medium 95 (44.2)
 Low 74 (34.4)
Ethnicityc  
 Native 192 (83.8)
 Immigrant 37 (16.2)
  1. aIncluding obesity
  2. bMissing data for 14 children
  3. cMissing data for 1 child