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Table 2 Mean GOHAI score of the participants in relation to health-related behaviors variables

From: Socio-demographic factors, dental status and health-related behaviors associated with geriatric oral health-related quality of life in Southwestern China

Variables n (%) Mean GOHAI score ± SD 95%CI p-value
Smoking habits 0.004*
 Smoking 260 (34.9) 49.34 ± 7.036 48.48, 50.20  
 Not smoking 484 (65.1) 47.67 ± 7.866 46.96, 48.37  
Drinking habits 0.030*
 Drinking 359 (48.3) 48.88 ± 7.476 48.10, 49.66  
 Not drinking 385 (51.7) 47.66 ± 7.722 46.89,48.44  
Brushing habits 0.001**
 Seldom/never 71 (9.5) 45.01 ± 9.086 42.86, 47.16  
 Less than once a day 93 (12.5) 47.42 ± 8.065 45.76, 49.08  
 Once a day 336 (45.2) 48.67 ± 7.180 47.90, 49.44  
 Twice a day or more 244 (32.8) 48.93 ± 7.360 48.00, 49.86  
Frequency of eating sweets 0.797**
 Seldom/never 218 (29.3) 48.14 ± 8.036 47.06, 49.21  
 Less than once a day 407 (54.7) 48.41 ± 7.370 47.69, 49.13  
 Once a day or more 119 (16.0) 47.92 ± 7.750 46.51, 49.32  
  1. *2-sample t-test
  2. **One-way ANOVA