 
Mean imputation method (n = 121)
 
Complete case analysis (n = 115)


Variables
 
Child Section

Family section
 
Child Section

Family section

Number of decayed teeth
^{a}

n

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

n

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

None (A)

28

5.57 (4.28)^{C}*

0.67 (1.02)^{C}*

27

5.37 (4.23)^{C}*

0.63 (1.00)^{C}*

13 (B)

42

5.33 (4.30)^{C}*

1.09 (1.58)^{C}*

38

5.02 (4.30)^{C}*

1.00 (1.62)^{C}*

≥ 4 (C)

51

16.66 (4.71)^{A, B}*

5.56 (2.95)^{A, B}*

50

16.68 (4.76)^{A, B}*

5.64 (2.93)^{A, B}*

P  value
 
< 0.001

< 0.001
 
< 0.001

< 0.001

Child's dental attendance pattern
^{a}
 
Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)
 
Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Never (A)

63

8.33 (6.87)^{B}*

2.14 (2.07)^{B}*

60

8.23 (6.96)^{B}*

2.16 (2.11)^{B}*

Problem based (B)

22

14.45 (6.26)^{A, C}*

5.27 (3.52)^{A, C}*

21

14.52 (6.41)^{A}*

5.42 (3.52)^{A, C}*

Regular dental check  ups (C)

36

10.75 (6.99)^{B}*

2.72 (3.85)^{B}*

34

10.91 (7.13)

2.73 (3.96)^{B}*

Pvalue
 
0.002

0.001
 
0.002

0.001

 SD, standard deviation

^{a} Statistical evaluation by the KruskalWallis test
 *Significant differences among groups according to MannWhitney Utest with Bonferroni correction (P < 0.0167)