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Table 6 Prevalence and distribution of oral habits in the total sample

From: Prevalence of malocclusions, oral habits and orthodontic treatment need in a 7- to 15-year-old schoolchildren population in Tirana

Oral habits Number Percentage Confidence interval inferior (%) Confidence interval superior (%)
Any habits 2,108 80.6 79.1 82.1
Finger 268 10.2 9.0 11.4
Pacifier 785 30.0 28.2 31.8
Mouth breathing 607 23.2 21.6 24.8
Atypical swallowing 424 16.2 14.8 17.6
Low tongue position 250 9.6 8.5 10.7
Lip interposition 104 4.0 3.2 4.7
Other habits 441 16.9 15.5 18.3