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Table 5 Association between general anxiety subscales and oral hygiene status

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

Subscales Oral hygiene status Number Mean ± sd F(df) p value
Physiological anxiety Good 172 2.9 ± 2.6 5.67 (2, 445, 447) 0.004
Fair 256 2.1 ± 2.1
Poor 20 2.7 ± 2.3
Worry/oversensitivity Good 172 3.7 ± 3.7 7.52 (2, 445, 447) 0.001
Fair 256 2.5 ± 3.0
Poor 20 3.9 ± 3.5
Social concerns/concentration Good 172 2.1 ± 2.3 5.39 (2, 445, 447) 0.005
Fair 256 1.5 ± 1.7
Poor 20 2.4 ± 2.4
Lie Good 172 4.8 ± 1.8 3.55 (2, 445, 447) 0.03
Fair 256 4.3 ± 1.8
Poor 20 4.7 ± 1.9