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Table 1 Comparison of adolescents’ mean dental fear subscales scores by place of residence

From: The relationship of dental caries and dental fear in Malaysian adolescents: a latent variable approach

  Adolescents: urban localities (n = 200) Adolescents: rural localities (n = 303) z p
Scale 1: avoidance of dental care     
Mean (sd) 2.77 (1.30) 2.91 (1.57) 1.12 0.27
Scale 2: somatic symptoms     
Mean (sd) 8.05 (2.62) 8.86 (2.94) 3.15 0.002
Scale 3: dental stimuli     
Mean (sd) 28.64 (10.09) 30.08 (9.61) 1.61 0.11