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Table 2 B-ECOHIS responses of children's parents/caregivers in preliminary study (n = 150)

From: Psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (B-ECOHIS)

Impacts Never Hardly ever Occasionally Often Very often Don't Know Mean(SD)
  n % n % n % n % n % n %  
Child impacts              
How often has your child had pain in the teeth, mouth or jaws 81 54.0 29 19.3 34 22.7 5 3.3 1 0.7 0 - 0.77 (0.96)
How often has your child ....because of dental problems or dental treatments?              
   had difficulty drinking hot or cold beverages 134 89.4 8 5.3 6 4.0 0 - 2 1.3 0 - 0.19 (0.63)
   had difficulty eating some foods 114 76.0 13 8.7 20 13.3 3 2.0 0 - 0 - 0.41 (0.79)
   had difficulty pronouncing any words 147 97.9 1 0.7 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 1 0.7 0.02 (0.18)
   Missed preschool, daycare or school 131 87.3 8 5.3 10 6.7 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 0.20 (0.58)
   had trouble sleeping 127 84.6 10 6.7 12 8.0 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 0.25 (0.62)
   been irritable or frustrated 100 66.6 24 16.0 22 14.7 4 2.7 0 - 0 - 0.53 (0.84)
   avoided smiling or laughing 137 91.4 3 2.0 8 5.3 2 1.3 0 - 0 - 0.17 (0.57)
   avoided talking 145 96.6 4 2.7 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 0 - 0.04 (0.23)
   daily activities (extra item) 134 89.3 4 2.7 11 7.3 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 0.19 (0.59)
Family impacts              
How often have you or another family member......because of your child's dental problems or treatments?              
   been upset 115 76.7 9 6.0 17 11.3 5 3.3 4 2.7 0 - 0.49 (1.00)
   felt guilty 101 67.2 8 5.3 29 19.3 6 4.0 6 4.0 0 - 0.72 (1.15)
   taken time off from work 134 89.3 9 6.0 6 4.0 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 0.16 (0.51)
How often has your child had dental problems or dental treatments that had a financial impact on your family? 143 95.3 4 2.7 2 1.3 1 0.7 0 - 0 - 0.07 (0.37)