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Table 3 Frequency distribution of the responses for OHIP 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
  Functional limitation      
1 Trouble pronouncing words 140 (68.0%) 11 (5.3%) 33 (16.0%) 6 (2.9%) 16 (7.8%)
2 Sense of taste worse 149 (72.3%) 13 (6.3%) 25 (12.1%) 7 (3.4%) 12 (5.8%)
  Physical pain      
3 Painful aching in mouth 123 (59.7%) 21 (10.2%) 53 (25.7%) 4 (1.9%) 5 (2.4%)
4 Uncomfortable to eat 88 (42.7%) 27 (13.1%) 57 (27.7%) 17 (8.3%) 17 (8.3%)
  Psychological discomfort     
5 Self-conscious 140 (68.0%) 6 (2.9%) 24 (11.7%) 3 (1.5%) 33 (16.0%)
6 Felt tense 136 (66.0%) 23 (11.2%) 35 (17.0%) 7 (3.4%) 5 (2.4%)
  Physical disability      
7 Unsatisfactory Diet 119 (57.8%) 14 (6.8%) 30 (14.6%) 19 (9.2%) 24 (11.7%)
8 Had to interrupt meals 163 (79.1%) 15 (7.3%) 19 (9.2%) 7 (3.4%) 2 (1.0%)
  Psychological disability      
9 Difficult to relax 172 (83.5%) 9 (4.4%) 20 (9.7%) 4 (1.9%) 1 (0.5%)
10 Embarrassed 150 (72.8%) 17 (8.3%) 30 (14.6%) 7 (3.4%) 2 (1.0%)
  Social disability      
11 Irritability with others 191 (92.7%) 3 (1.5%) 11 (5.3%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.5%)
12 Difficulty doing usual jobs 192 (93.2%) 3 (1.5%) 9 (4.4%) 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%)
  Handicap      
13 Felt life less satisfying 191 (92.7%) 1 (0.5%) 11 (5.3%) 1 (0.5%) 2 (1.0%)
14 Totally unable to function 193 (93.7%) 2 (1.0%) 11 (5.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)