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Table 4 Profile of patients who were (n = 111) and were not (n = 124) satisfied with their general dental appearance

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

  Satisfied χ2 statistics (df) p value
  Yes (%)
n = 111
No (%)
n = 124
  
Age group (years)     
   < 35 68 (61.3) 78 (62.9) 1.135 (2) 0.567
   35 - 54 35 (31.5) 41 (33.1)   
   ≥ 55 8 (7.2) 5 (4.0)   
Sex     
   Male 45 (40.5) 25 (20.2) 11.631 (1) 0.001
   Female 66 (59.5) 99 (79.8)   
Education     
   Primary/Secondary 70 (63.1) 87 (70.2) 1 331 (1) 0.249
   Post secondary/Tertiary 41 (36.9) 37 (29.8)   
Dissatisfied with tooth color     
   No 66 (59.5) 37 (29.8) 20.873 (0) < 0.001
   Yes 45 (40.5) 87 (70.2)   
Felt that teeth were crowded     
   No 84 (75.7) 89 (71.8) 0.459 (1) 0.498
   Yes 27 (24.3) 35 (28.2)   
Felt that teeth were poorly aligned     
   No 80 (72.1) 79 (63.7) 1.872 (1) 0.171
   Yes 31 (27.9) 45 (36.3)   
Felt that teeth protruded     
   No 97 (87.4) 83 (66.9) 13.666 (1) < 0.001
   Yes 14 (12.6) 41 (33.1)   
Perceived dental caries     
   No 63 (56.8) 70 (56.6) 0.002 (1) 0.962
   Yes 48 (43.2) 54 (43.5)   
Perceived non-aesthetic restorations     
   No 78 (70.3) 85 (68.5) 0.082 (1) 0.775
   Yes 33 (29.7) 39 (31.5)   
Perceived fractures     
   No 94 (84.7) 105 (84.7) 0.000 (1) 0.999
   Yes 17 (15.3) 19 (15.3)