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Table 2 Self-perceived oral health status of adults aged 45 and older in Nova Scotia, Canada

From: Oral health-related quality of life in an aging Canadian population

Characteristic   % (N)
  Total Community LTC
  100 (1461) 77.4 (1131) 22.6 (330)
Perceived General Health    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 80.0 (1167) 84.1 (950) 66.0 (217)
 Fair or poor 20.0 (292) 15.9 (180) 34.0 (112)
Perceived Quality of Life    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 89.8 (1305) 92.8 (1049) 79.0 (256)
 Fair or poor 10.2 (149) 7.2 (81) 21.0 (68)
Perceived Mouth Health    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 79.9 (1161) 81.1 (916) 75.6 (245)
 Fair or poor 20.1 (292) 18.9 (213) 24.4 (79)
Oral Pain    
 No oral pain 69.0 (743) 66.0 (493) 75.8 (250)
 Mouth, dental, jaw or other pain 31.0 (334) 34.0 (254) 24.2 (80)
Satisfaction with Teeth/Dentures    
 Very satisfied/ satisfied/ neither 85.4 (1235) 85.4 (1235) 84.9 (269)
 satisfied or dissatisfied 14.6 (211) 14.6 (211) 15.1 (48)
 Dissatisfied or very dissatisfied    
  1. N.B. Bolded percentages are significant when p ≤0.05 using the Chi-square test.