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Table 2 Frequency breakdown and N size for participant sample including MDAS means (SD), percent ≥ 19 score and proportion of variance explained by demographic and behavioural variables (eta-squared)

From: UK population norms for the modified dental anxiety scale with percentile calculator: adult dental health survey 2009 results

  N % Mean SD % ≥19 eta2
Total 10086 88.7 10.65 5.55 12.1  
Sex
Male 4736 47.0 9.33 4.87 6.9 0.050
Female 5350 53.0 11.82 5.84 16.7  
Age (years)
16-24 879 8.70 11.76 5.58 15.7 0.031
25-34 1317 13.1 11.72 5.62 16.0  
35-44 1793 17.8 11.30 5.70 14.5  
45-54 1794 17.8 10.98 5.66 13.5  
55-64 1796 17.8 10.52 5.66 12.0  
65-74 1490 14.0 9.19 4.81 6.3  
75 years and over 1097 10.9 8.97 4.86 6.1  
Visiting the dentist
Regular 6413 63.6 9.81 4.87 7.7 0.046
Occasional check up 822 8.1 10.78 5.34 11.8  
When in pain/or trouble 2851 28.3 12.50 6.48 22.1  
Occupation: SES
Managerial and professional occupations 3956 39.2 10.35 5.16 9.9 0.004
Intermediate occupations 816 8.1 10.94 5.61 12.5  
Small employers & own account workers 1119 11.1 10.43 5.48 11.0  
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 1117 11.1 10.90 5.78 14.1  
Semi-routine and routine occupations 2503 24.8 11.06 5.94 14.8  
Long term unemployed/ never worked 399 4.0 10.09 5.67 12.0  
Not classified 176 1.7 11.33 5.98 17.6