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Table 3 Association between general anxiety subscales and caries status

From: General anxiety, dental anxiety, digit sucking, caries and oral hygiene status of children resident in a semi-urban population in Nigeria

Subscales Caries status Number Mean ± sd t df p value
Physiological anxiety Present 76 3.4 ± 2.9 3.9 448 < 0.001
Absent 374 2.2 ± 2.2
Worry/oversensitivity Present 76 4.6 ± 4.1 4.5 448 < 0.001
Absent 374 2.7 ± 3.1
Social concerns/concentration Present 76 2.5 ± 2.4 3.6 448 < 0.001
Absent 374 1.6 ± 1.9
Lie Present 76 4.6 ± 1.9 0.4 448 0.72
Absent 374 4.5 ± 1.8