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Table 3 Total OHRQoL (CPQ11–14) scores by patterns of dental visits, behavior and fear among the study population

From: Do children’s previous dental experience and fear affect their perceived oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL)?

Dental history & experience Mean SD Median IQR P-valuea
Dental visit ever
 Yes 24.7 17.2 21 12–34 0.855
 No 25.0 17.8 20 12–35  
Dental visit in the last 3 months
 Yes 24.3 16.9 21 12–34 0.674
 No 24.7 17.3 20 11–34  
Reason for most recent dental visit      
Regular check-up      
 Yes 23.0 16.9 18 10–33 0.307
 No 24.8 17.2 21 12–34  
Pain      
 Yes 25.7 17.7 22 13–35 0.004
 No 22.9 16.2 20 11–33  
Filling
 Yes 25.4 18.0 22 12–36 0.226
 No 24.2 16.8 20 12–33  
Esthetic
 Yes 24.1 16.5 20 11–35 0.673
 No 24.7 17.3 21 12–34  
Procedure at previous dental visit/s     
Examination
 Yes 24.3 16.2 21 12–34 0.549
 No 24.9 17.9 21 12–35  
Local anesthesia      
Yes 25.9 18.2 22 12–36 0.279
No 24.4 17.0 21 12–34  
Extraction
 Yes 26.1 18.3 22 13–36 0.027
 No 23.9 16.6 20 12–33  
Filling
 Yes 25.9 18.3 22 12–37 0.016
 No 23.6 16.3 20 12–32  
Prophylaxis
 Yes 23.1 16.4 20 11–33 0.181
 No 24.9 17.3 21 12–35  
Behavior during previous dental visit/sb
 Good 23.5 16.9 20 11–33 <0.001
 Poor 26.9 17.9 23 14–37  
Fear (CFSS-DS)
 Fearful (score ≥32) 32.6 18.8 31 18–40 <0.001
 Non-fearful 22.6 16.2 19 11–30  
Untreated caries      
 Yes 24.8 17.3 21 12–34 0.648
 No 24.2 16.8 20 12–35  
DMFT (Pearson’s ρ) 0.03     0.356
  1. Abbreviations: OHRQoL Oral health related quality of life; CPQ 11–14 Child Perceptions Questionnaire for 11- to 14-year-olds; SD Standard deviation; IQR Interquartile range; CFSS-DS Children’s Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale.
  2. aTwo-sample t-test was used
  3. bReported by parents