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Table 6 Bivariate analyses for prevalence of impacts (‘fairly often’ or ‘very often’) for community residents

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

Characteristic % (N)
  No Impacts 1+ Impacts P-value
Age (yrs)    
 45 – 64 71.2 (448) 28.8 (181) 0.009
 65 and over 78.0 (391) 22.0 (110)  
Community Type    
 Urban 79.2 (529) 20.8 (139) < 0.001
 Rural 67.1 (310) 32.9 (152)  
Sex    
 Male 78.3 (328) 21.7 (91) 0.017
 Female 71.9 (511) 28.1 (200)  
Education Level    
 More than high school 78.3 (508) 21.7 (141) < 0.001
 High school or less 68.6 (328) 31.4 (150)  
Annual Household Income    
 More than $30,000 77.0 (476) 23.0 (142) < 0.001
 Less than $30,000 64.2 (154) 35.8 (86)  
Dental Insurance    
 Yes 75.9 (431) 24.1 (137) 0.278
 No 73.1 (404) 26.9 (149)  
Country of Birth    
 Canada 74.8 (761) 25.2 (256) 0.341
 Other 70.6 (77) 29.4 (32)  
Frequency of Dental Visits    
 1+ times per year 77.7 (608) 22.3 (174) < 0.001
 < 1 time per year 65.6 (219) 34.4 (115)  
Dentate Status    
 Dentate 76.3 (524) 23.7 (163) 0.169
 Edentulous 68.3 (41) 31.7 (19)  
Smoking Frequency    
 Occasionally or not at all 75.8 (747) 24.2 (238) 0.003
 Daily 64.3 (92) 35.7 (51)  
Oral Pain    
 No 82.8 (408) 17.2 (85) < 0.001
 Yes 61.8 (157) 38.2 (97)  
Perceived General Health    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 77.9 (740) 22.1 (210) < 0.001
 Fair or poor 55.0 (99) 45.0 (81)  
Perceived Mouth Health    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 79.7 (730) 20.3 (186) < 0.001
 Fair or poor 50.7 (108) 49.3 (105)  
Satisfaction with Teeth or Dentures    
Satisfied 79.5 (768) 20.5 (198) < 0.001
Dissatisfied 42.9 (70) 57.1 (93)  
Perceived Quality of Life    
Excellent/ very good/ good 76.5 (803) 23.5 (246) < 0.001
Fair or poor 44.4 (36) 55.6 (45)