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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic and self-perceived variables between face-to-face interview (FTFI) and self-administrated questionnaire (SAQ) groups

From: Comparison of the self-administered and interviewer-administered modes of the child-OIDP

Characteristics FTFI group (n = 72) SAQ group (n = 72) p value
  n % n %  
Sex*      0.614
   Boys 33 45.8 30 41.7  
   Girls 39 54.2 42 58.3  
Social deprivation*      0.731
   Low deprivation 26 36.1 28 38.9  
   Higher deprivation 46 63.9 44 61.1  
Age      0.959
   Mean ± S.D. 12.18 ± 1.59   12.24 ± 2.02   
Self-rated oral health status      0.508
   Poor 4 5.6 7 9.8  
   Fair 24 33.3 24 33.3  
   Good 44 61.1 41 56.9  
Self-perceived need to wear braces      0.947
   A little 19 26.4 17 23.6  
   Maybe 23 31.9 26 36.1  
   A lot 30 41.7 29 40.3  
Happiness with dental appearance      0.554
   Unhappy 36 50.0 37 51.4  
   No bothered 19 26.4 24 33.3  
   Happy 17 23.6 11 15.3  
Frequency of thinking of dental appearance      0.422
   Not often 17 23.6 13 18.1  
   Sometimes 28 38.9 42 58.3  
   A lot 27 37.5 17 23.6  
  1. * Chi-square was used instead of the Mann-Whitney test