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Table 3 B-ECOHIS responses of parents/caregivers of 5-year-olds in field study (n = 1643)

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 1056 64.3 177 10.8 298 18.1 39 2.4 18 1.1 55 3.3 0.58 (0.94)
How often has your child ....because of dental problems or dental treatments?              
   had difficulty drinking hot or cold beverages 1277 77.7 88 5.4 201 12.2 23 1.4 12 0.7 42 2.6 0.38 (0.81)
   had difficulty eating some foods 1251 76.1 88 5.4 204 12.4 41 2.5 26 1.6 33 2.0 0.45 (0.92)
   had difficulty pronouncing any words 1402 85.3 41 2.5 93 5.7 26 1.6 19 1.2 62 3.8 0.24 (0.74)
   missed preschool, daycare or school 1440 87.6 58 3.5 121 7.4 10 0.6 10 0.6 4 0.2 0.23 (0.66)
   had trouble sleeping 1437 87.5 42 2.6 124 7.5 22 1.3 13 0.8 5 0.3 0.25 (0.72)
   been irritable or frustrated 1334 81.2 76 4.6 175 10.7 32 1.9 11 0.7 15 0.9 0.35 (0.80)
   avoided smiling or laughing 1511 92.0 27 1.6 63 3.8 17 1.0 12 0.7 13 0.8 0.15 (0.60)
   avoided talking 1535 93.4 30 1.8 47 2.9 12 0.7 5 0.3 14 0.9 0.11 (0.49)
Family impacts              
How often have you or another family member......because of your child's dental problems or treatments?              
   been upset 1269 77.2 46 2.8 212 12.9 61 3.7 52 3.2 3 0.2 0.52 (1.05)
   felt guilty 1237 75.3 37 2.3 239 14.5 63 3.8 61 3.7 6 0.4 0.58 (1.10)
   taken time off from work 1434 87.3 38 2.3 144 8.8 18 1.1 6 0.4 3 0.2 0.25 (0.69)
How often has your child had dental problems or dental treatments that had a financial impact on your family? 1438 87.5 56 3.4 94 5.7 30 1.8 15 0.9 10 0.6 0.24 (0.72)