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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of oral impacts by item and overall (N = 296*)

From: Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5)

OHRQoL questions No A little A lot
Has it ever been hard for you to eat because of your teeth? 71.3 18.9 9.8
Has it ever been hard for you to drink because of your teeth? 89.5 7.8 2.7
Has it ever been hard for you to speak because of your teeth? 91.5 5.1 3.4
Has it ever been hard for you to play because of your teeth? 89.6 8.4 2.0
Have you ever not smiled because your teeth were hurting? 85.1 9.5 5.4
Have you ever not smiled because of how your teeth look? 87.5 9.5 3.0
Has it ever been hard for you to sleep because of your teeth? 81.5 11.1 7.4
Oral impact (any of the above) 51.0 49.0
  1. *Bases ranged between 293 and 296 due to missing data.