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Table 2 Study members' oral health-related QOL at age 32 by mothers' self-rated oral health status at the age-5 assessment (an impact is measured by a "fairly often" or "very often" response to OHIP-14 scale items)

From: Does maternal oral health predict child oral health-related quality of life in adulthood?

  Mother self-rated oral health at age 5 assessment
  Excellent or fairly good (N = 271) Average (N = 318) Fairly poor, very poor or edentulous (N = 238) Total (827)
Age 32 OHRQOL (OHIP-14 scale)     
    Prevalence 1+ impacts (%)     
1+ impacts overall 54 (19.9)a 68 (21.4) 75 (31.5) 197 (23.8)
    Severity of impacts (SD)     
Mean total OHIP score 6.6 (6.9)bc 8.4 (8.0)b 9.3 (8.9)c 8.1 (8.0)
Mean count of total number impacts 0.4 (1.0)d 0.5 (1.2)e 0.8 (1.8)de 0.5 (1.4)
  1. ap < 0.005; chi-square test
  2. b, c, d, e p < 0.005 Kruskal-Wallis test; Estimates with different symbols are significantly from each other (by post hoc criteria)