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Table 4 Mean number of teeth missing due to dental caries by dental fear

From: The vicious cycle of dental fear: exploring the interplay between oral health, service utilization and dental fear

  Maxillary arch Mandibular arch
Afraid of the dentist Mean SD Mean SD
Not at all 2.73a 4.02 2.11a 2.78
A little 2.60b 3.68 1.94b 2.39
Yes, quite 3.01 4.15 1.89c 2.39
Yes, very 3.61a,b 4.66 2.61a,b,c 2.78
  F = 9.76, p < 0.001 F = 9.01, p < 0.001
  1. Note: Superscripts indicates significant Scheffe post-hoc differences, p < 0.05.