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Table 1 Results of the analysis of descriptive statistics across subjects

From: Magnification of fear and intention of avoidance in non-experienced versus experienced dental treatment in adults

Total 402 (Male/female = 202/200)
  Age IDAF-4C+  HT (%) ExpFear ExpIA NExpFear NExpIA
Max 86 5.0 100 9.1 10.0 10.0 10.0
Min 20 1.0 0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Median 47 1.4 67 3.1 1.2 4.3 1.8
IQR 27 1.0 25 3.0 1.8 3.8 3.0
Mean 47 1.8 67 3.6 2.2 4.5 2.8
SD 16 0.9 20 2.0 1.8 2.4 2.4
Community 201 (Male/female = 105/96)
  Age IDAF-4C+ HT (%) ExpFeara ExpIAa NExpFearb NExpIAb
Max 86 5.0 100 8.9 10.0 10.0 10.0
Min 20 1.0 0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Median 46 1.4 67 3.1 1.3 4.0 2.0
IQR 30 1.0 29 2.9 1.9 3.7 3.2
Mean 45 1.8 65 3.6 2.3 4.4 2.9
SD 17 0.9 21 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.4
Clinical 201 (Male/female = 97/104)
  Age IDAF-4C+ HT (%) ExpFear ExpIA NExpFearb NExpIAb
Max 86 5.0 100 9.1 9.1 10.0 10.0
Min 20 1.0 8 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Median 48 1.4 67 3.1 1.1 4.5 1.6
IQR 25 1.0 25 3.1 1.6 3.9 3.0
Mean 49 1.7 68 3.6 2.1 4.7 2.7
SD 16 0.9 18 2.1 1.7 2.4 2.3
Comparisonc n.s n.s n.s n.s n.s n.s n.s
  1. IQR interquartile range, n.s. statistically not significant, SD standard deviation
  2. aIn the community sample, one subject did not receive any dental procedure listed in the study, therefore n = 200 for this variable
  3. bIn the community sample and the clinical sample, 13 and five subjects had received all the dental procedures listed in the study, respectively. Therefore, the variables have n = 188 and n = 196, respectively, for the community sample and the clinical sample
  4. cDue to the non-normality of the distribution of all the variables, comparison between two subgroups was performed using Mann–Whitney U test