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Table 2 Oral health impacts and Short Form Medical Outcome (SF-8) scores, Thai Cohort Study

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

Age Oral health impacts in 2005 2009 SF-8 mean scores (± standard deviations)
SF-8 domain scores* Summary scores**
GH PF RP BP VT SF MH RE PCS MCS
<40 No oral health impact 44.6(±5.9) 46.4(±8.0) 48.6(±6.2) 51.8(±7.2) 51.7(±7.7) 47.8(±6.9) 45.5(±7.8) 46.5(±6.0) 49.6(±6.8) 46.8(±8.4)
Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing 43.0(±6.0) 45.5(±7.9) 46.9(±6.6) 49.7(±7.3) 49.5(±8.2) 46.3(±7.1) 43.3(±8.4) 45.1(±6.5) 47.8(±7.2) 44.3(±9.0)
Difficulty speaking and/or discomfort with social interaction 42.7(±6.0) 45.6(±7.8) 46.8(±6.6) 49.7(±7.4) 49.2(±8.2) 46.1(±7.2) 42.6(±8.6) 44.6(±6.6) 47.9(±7.3) 43.5(±9.1)
Pain associated with teeth or dentures 42.7(±6.0) 45.5(±7.8) 46.6(±6.7) 49.1(±7.4) 49.4(±8.1) 46.1(±7.4) 42.7(±8.4) 44.8(±6.5) 47.6(±7.3) 43.8(±9.1)
≥40 No oral health impact 45.0(±5.7) 45.6(±8.4) 49.0(±6.2) 50.6(±7.5) 52.4(±7.5) 47.8(±7.0) 47.7(±7.0) 47.2(±5.7) 49.3(±6.9) 48.9(±7.7)
  Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing 43.4(±5.9) 44.4(±8.2) 47.2(±6.8) 50.2(±7.6) 50.4(±7.8) 46.4(±7.0) 45.8(±7.5) 45.8(±6.2) 47.0(±6.9) 46.8(±8.2)
  Difficulty speaking and/or discomfort with social interaction 43.2(±6.0) 44.5(±8.1) 46.8(±7.0) 49.9(±7.6) 49.8(±8.2) 46.0(±7.2) 44.7(±8.1) 45.1(±6.6) 47.1(±7.4) 45.5(±8.8)
  Pain associated with teeth or dentures 43.0(±6.0) 44.4(±8.3) 46.9(±7.0) 49.5(±7.5) 50.4(±8.0) 46.3(±7.1) 45.1(±7.8) 45.5(±6.3) 47.0(±7.4) 46.2(±8.6)
  1. *Short Form (SF-8) domains: GH - General Health, PF – Physical Functioning, RP – Role Physical, BP – Bodily Pain, VT – Vitality, SF – Social Functioning, MH – Mental Health, and RE – Role Emotional.
  2. **Summary scores: PCS – Physical Component Summary, MCS – Mental Component Summary.