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Table 1 Attributes of Thai cohort members in 2009

From: Longitudinal associations between oral health impacts and quality of life among a national cohort of Thai adults

Cohort attributes (n = 60,569) Overall (%) Age groups (column %)
<40 years ≥40 years
Overall   66.6 33.4
Socio- demo- geographic characteristics in 2009    
  Males 45.3 40.1 55.6
  Females 54.7 59.9 45.4
Household monthly income (Baht)*    
  <7000 11.2 13.2 7.2
  7001-10000 10.0 12.0 5.9
  10000-20000 23.6 27.0 16.9
  20000-30000 21.3 21.5 21.0
  >30000 33.9 26.3 49.0
Current residence    
  Rural 44.0 45.8 40.4
  Urban 56.0 54.2 59.6
Health status and risk behaviours in 2009    
Reported doctor-diagnosed diseases in 2009    
  Metabolic or cardiovascular disorders 18.6 9.8 36.2
Smoking    
  Regular smoker 8.9 8.1 10.4
  Former smoker 14.3 10.4 22.2
Alcohol drinking    
  Regular alcohol drinker 17.6 16.2 20.4
Oral health impacts in 2005    
  Difficulties with chewing and/or swallowing 16.4 13.4 22.5
  Difficulties speaking and/or discomfort with social interaction 13.4 13.5 13.2
  Pain associated with teeth or dentures 10.8 11.2 10.0
Number of oral health impacts    
  1 20.2 18.9 22.9
  2 8.0 7.5 9.1
  3 1.8 1.7 1.9
Number of natural teeth    
  <20 teeth 4.2 3.0 6.6
  1. *In 2009, 30 Baht ~ 1$US.