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Table 2 Basic characteristics of the participants (n = 360)

From: Oral self-care behavior and its influencing factors in a sample of school children from Central Iran

Characteristics n %
Sex
 Male 175 48.7
 Female 185 51.3
Father’s education
 Illiterate/ Elementary 67 18.6
 Middle school 69 19.1
 High school and diploma 120 33.3
 University 104 28.9
Mother’s education
 Illiterate/ Elementary 89 24.7
 Middle school 77 21.4
 High school and diploma 121 33.6
 University 73 20.3
Birth rank
  1 146 40.6
 2 89 24.7
 3 81 22.5
  ≥ 4 44 12.2
Socio-economic status
 good 208 57.8
 medium 138 38.3
 weak 14 3.8