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Table 2 Background of patients and satisfaction with dental appearance (n = 235)

From: Factors influencing patient satisfaction with dental appearance and treatments they desire to improve aesthetics

Variables Frequency (%)
Age group (years)  
   < 35 146 (62.1)
   35 - 54 76 (32.3)
   ≥ 55 13 (5.5)
Sex  
   Male 70 (29.8)
   Female 165 (70.2)
Education  
   Primary/Secondary 157 (66.8)
   Post secondary/Tertiary 78 (33.2)
Satisfied with general dental appearance  
   No 124(52.8)
   Yes 111 (47.2)
Dissatisfied with tooth color  
   No 103 (43.8)
   Yes 132 (56.2)
Felt that teeth were crowded  
   No 173 (73.6)
   Yes 62 (26.4)
Felt that teeth were poorly aligned  
   No 159 (66.7)
   Yes 76 (32.3)
Felt that teeth protruded  
   No 180 (76.6)
   Yes 55 (23.4)
Perceived dental caries  
   No 133 (56.6)
   Yes 102 (43.4)
Perceived non-aesthetic restorations  
   No 163 (69.4)
   Yes 72 (30.6)
Perceived fractures  
   No 199 (84.7)
   Yes 36 (15.3)