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Table 3 Impact of oral conditions on daily activities, by dentate (n = 124) and edentate (n = 55) residents interviewed

From: The impact of oral health on the quality of life of nursing home residents

Impact Dentate (n = 124) Edentate (n = 55)
Difficulty eating 16.9 % 29.1 %
Difficulty speaking 6.5 % 16.4 %
Difficulty cleaning teeth/denture 3.2 % 0 %
Difficulty relaxing or sleeping 0.8 % 0 %
Problems smiling or laughing or showing teeth without embarrassment 4.0 % 9.1 %
Emotional problems 1.6 % 5.5 %
Cannot enjoy contact with other people 3.2 % 3.6 %
Any impact 20.2 % 30.9 %