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Table 3 Frequency of answers with important and without important impact of OHIP-14 domains

From: Association between gingival bleeding and gingival enlargement and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of subjects under fixed orthodontic treatment: a cross-sectional study

OHIP-14 questions Domains “Never”, “hardly ever” or “occasionally” “Very often” or “fairly often
   n (%) n (%)
1. Had trouble pronouncing any words Functional limitation (1,2) 291 (88.1) 39 (11.8)
2. Felt sense of taste has worsened
3. Had painful aching Physical pain (3,4) 330 (100) 0 (0)
4. Found it uncomfortable to eat any foods
5. Been self-conscious   273 (82.7) 57 (17.2)
6. Felt tense  
7. Diet has been unsatisfactory Physical disability (7,8) 330 (100) 0 (0)
8. Had to interrupt meals
9. Found it difficult to relax Psychological disability (9,10) 313 (94.8) 17 (5.1)
10. Been a bit embarrassed
11. Been a bit irritable Social disability (11,12) 330 (100) 0 (0)
12. Had difficulty doing usual jobs
13. Felt life less satisfying Handicap (13,14) 313 (94.8) 17 (5.1)
14. Been totally unable to function
OHIP-14 (overall scale)   273 (82.7) 57 (17.2)