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Table 2 Participants’ Characteristics

From: First Nations and Metis peoples’ access and equity challenges with early childhood oral health: a qualitative study

Variable N (%)
Indigenous Group
 First Nations 32 (54.2%)
 Metis 27 (45.8%)
Employment Status
 Employed/Maternity Leave 26 (44.7%)
 Unemployed 33 (55.93%)
Marital Status
 Married 13 (22.03%)
 Single 25 (42.39%)
 Common-Law 16 (35.59%)
 No Answer 5 (8.47%)
Educational Level
 Completed University 1 (1.69%)
 Some post-secondary 23 (38.98%)
 Some high school 16 (27.12%)
 Completed High School 14 (23.73)
 Other/NA 5 (8.47%)
Parenting Status
 Not having children 7 (11.86%)
 Have children < 6 years old 52 (88.14%)
Insurance status
 Employer sponsored insurance 12 (20.34%)
 Non-insured health benefits 15 (25.42%)
 Employment and income assistance 11 (18.64%)
 No insurance or not sure 21 (35.59%)