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Table 2 Frequency distribution of the responses for GOHAI items

From: Comparison of the OHIP-14 and GOHAI as measures of oral health among elderly in Lebanon

Items In the past three months 5 4 3 2 1
   Never Seldom Sometimes Often Always
  Physical function      
1 Limit the kind of food 77 (37.4%) 12 (5.8%) 38 (18.4%) 7 (3.4%) 72 (35%)
2 Trouble biting/chewing 53 (25.7%) 13 (6.3%) 37 (18%) 18 (8.7%) 85 (41.3%)
3 Trouble swallowing 135 (65.5%) 16 (7.8%) 36 (17.5%) 7 (3.4%) 12 (5.8%)
4 Unable to speak clearly 142 (68.9%) 9 (4.4%) 35 (17%) 5 (2.4%) 15 (7.3%)
  Pain and Discomfort      
5 Discomfort when eating 88 (42.7%) 31 (15.0%) 60 (29.1%) 12 (5.8%) 15(7.3%)
8 Medications for pain 144 (69.9%) 17 (8.3%) 35 (17%) 1 (0.5%) 9(4.4%)
12 Sensitive teeth 144 (69.9%) 15 (7.3%) 20 (9.7%) 4 (1.9%) 23(11.2%)
  Psychosocial impacts      
6 Limit contacts with others 164 (79.6%) 11 (5.3%) 18 (8.7%) 1 (0.5%) 12 (5.8%)
7 Unhappy with appearance 101 (49.0%) 9 (4.4%) 31 (15.0%) 10 (4.9%) 55 (26.7%)
9 Worried or concerned 117 (56.8%) 24 (11.7%) 33 (16.0%) 8 (3.9%) 24 (11.7%)
10 Nervous, self-conscious 129 (62.6%) 10 (4.9%) 32 (15.5%) 9 (4.4%) 26 (12.6%)
11 Uncomfortable eating in front of others 140 (68.0%) 6 (2.9%) 24 (11.7%) 4 (1.9%) 32 (15.5%)