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Table 7 Bivariate analyses for prevalence of impacts (‘fairly often’ or ‘very often’) for LTC residents

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

  % (N)
Characteristic No Impacts 1+ Impacts P-value
 45 – 64 78.8 (26) 21.2 (7) 0.610
 65 and over 74.7 (222) 25.3 (75)  
 Urban 76.9 (150) 23.1 (45) 0.371
 Rural 72.6 (98) 27.4 (37)  
Sex    
 Male 73.8 (62) 26.2 (22) 0.742
 Female 75.6 (186) 24.4 (60)  
Education Level    
 More than high school 84.1 (58) 15.9 (11) 0.052
 High school or less 72.7 (189) 27.3 (71)  
Annual Household Income    
 More than $30,000 88.0 (22) 12.0 (3) 0.081
 Less than $30,000 71.8 (168) 28.2 (66)  
Dental Insurance    
 Yes 79.2 (42) 20.8 (11) 0.384
 No 73.5 (186) 26.5 (67)  
Country of Birth    
 Canada 74.8 (223) 25.2 (75) 0.682
 Other 78.1 (25) 21.9 (7)  
Frequency of Dental Visits    
 1+ times per year 76.3 (61) 23.8 (19) 0.766
 < 1 time per year 74.6 (182) 25.4 (62)  
Dentate Status    
 Dentate 75.3 (146) 24.7 (48) 0.957
 Edentulous 75.0 (102) 25.0 (34)  
Smoking Frequency    
 Occasionally or not at all 76.2 (231) 23.8 (72) 0.096
 Daily 61.5 (16) 38.5 (10)  
Oral Pain    
 No 79.6 (199) 20.4 (51) 0.001
 Yes 61.3 (49) 38.8 (31)  
Perceived General Health    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 81.1 (176) 18.9 (41) 0.001
 Fair or poor 64.3 (72) 35.7 (40)  
Perceived Mouth Health    
 Excellent/ very good/ good 85.7 (210) 14.3 (35) < 0.001
 Fair or poor 40.5 (32) 59.5 (47)  
Satisfaction with Teeth or Dentures    
Satisfied 81.0 (218) 19.0 (51) < 0.001
Dissatisfied 56.3 (27) 43.8 (21)  
Perceived Quality of Life    
Excellent/ very good/ good 80.5 (206) 19.5 (50) < 0.001
Fair or poor 54.4 (37) 45.6 (31)