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Table 3 Attributes of effect attributes of oral health related quality of life of participants with and without a dental visit.

From: Pilot survey of oral health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study of adults in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

   Response (percent) to effects dimension
   Never Visited Dentist n = 79 Last visit >1 year ago n = 185 Last visit within 1 year n = 92
Domain Attribute (effect on) Very bad/Bad None Very good/Good Very good/Good Very good/Good
Physical Eating 6.2 15.0 78.8 73.7 60.9 b
  Appearance 3.8 15.0 81.2 71.0 69.6 c
  Speech 2.5 17.5 80.0 68.3 65.2 b
  General Health 3.8 20.0 76.2 75.8 67.4
  Breath 7.5 23.8 68.7 66.1 53.3
  Comfort/Relaxation 2.5 35.0 62.5 62.4 51.1 c
Psychological Sleep 5.0 27.5 67.5 53.2 56.5
  Confidence 10.0 15.0 75.0 55.4 69.6
  Worry 5.0 33.8 61.2 53.2 46.7 b
  Mood 8.8 33.7 57.5 48.4 42.4 b
  Personality 7.5 23.8 68.7 61.3 57.6
Social Social life 7.5 25.0 67.5 67.2 62.0
  Romantic Relationship 7.5 33.8 58.7 64.0 58.7
  Smiling 7.5 21.2 71.2 69.4 70.7
  Work 5.0 38.8 56.2 46.2 43.5 c
  Finance 0.0 53.8 46.2 34.4 32.6 b
  1. bStatistically significantly different compared to those reporting very good/good, (P < 0.05) but never visited a dentist; cClose to being significant at the 0.05 level.