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Table 3 Present access to oral medical service for students [number (%)]

From: Oral health survey and oral health questionnaire for high school students in Tibet, China

  1 2 3 4
Times to see the dentists 59(3.09) 6(0.31) 0 1842(96.59)
Place for seeing the dentists 35(1.84) 30(1.57) 0 --
Reasons for not to see the dentists 1053(55.22) 675(35.40) 179(9.39) --
Ask for sick leave because of dental diseases 551(28.89) 1356(71.11) -- --
  1. Notes:
  2. Times to see the dentists: 1 = once, 2 = twice, 3 = three times, 4 = none.
  3. Place for seeing the dentists: 1 = dentistry department of general hospital, 2 = private dental clinic, 3 = stomatological hospital.
  4. Reasons for not to see the dentists: 1 = good or bad teeth do not matter, 2 = being busy with study, no time. 3 = hadn’t known they had dental diseases (179 students, 9.39%).
  5. Asked for sick leave because of dental diseases: 1 = Yes, 2 = No.