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Table 4 Drinking frequency and swallowing habits of children with and without erosion

From: The influence of frequently consumed beverages and snacks on dental erosion among preschool children in Saudi Arabia

Way of drinking Total number of children Children with Erosion Children without Erosion Chi-square test: P value
Number % Number %
Feeder cup 64 33 51 31 49 p < 0.10
Cup with straw 32 17 53 15 47 p < 0.36
Cup without straw 150 92 61 58 39 p < 0.80
All 151 100 66 51 34 p < 0.06
Way of swallowing
 Directly swallow 251 140 56 111 44 p < 0.00
 Hold then swallow 137 93 68 44 32 p < 0.02
Frequency of juice drink consumption
 No consumption 156 70 45 86 55 p < 0.00
 One per week consumption 166 109 65 57 35 p < 0.07
 More than one (two to six per week) consumption 35 27 77 8 23 p < 0.03
 Daily consumption 31 26 84 5 16 p < 0.005
Frequency of snack consumption
 None, in between snack 41 17 41 24 59 p < 0.00
 Consumption 1–3 times 331 207 62 124 38 p < 0.05
 Consumption, more than 3 times 16 11 69 5 31 p < 0.46