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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (proportion %) of self-reported oral health and dental visiting habits with regard to low and high oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL)

From: Oral health-related quality of life, sense of coherence and dental anxiety: An epidemiological cross-sectional study of middle-aged women

Variables Total group Low OHRQL High OHRQL p
N 493 86 407  
Self-reported oral hygiene %    
Poor 10.5 21.2 7.7 0.001
Good 89.5 78.8 92.3  
Chewing ability %     <0.001
Poor 14.3 49.4 6.9  
Good 85.6 50.6 93.1  
Self-reported mouth dryness %    0.003
Yes 14.0 24.7 11.4  
No 86.0 75.3 88.6  
Esthetic aspects of oral status %    <0.001
Poor 17.2 38.8 12.2  
Good 82.8 61.2 87.8  
Self-reported susceptibility to caries %    <0.001
Yes 45.9 67.5 39.1  
No 56.1 32.5 60.9  
Self-reported susceptibility to periodontitis %   <0.001
Yes 18.1 42.9 12.4  
No 81.9 57.1 87.6  
Self-reported oral health %    <0.001
Poor 24.0 58.3 16.2  
Good 76.0 41.7 83.8  
Dental visiting habits %     <0.001
Irregular 10.5 32.9 5.7  
Regular 89.5 67.1 94.3