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Table 3 Mean GOHAI score of the participants in relation to oral clinical 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
DMFT < 0.001**
 0–9 355 (47.7) 49.72 ± 7.090 48.98, 50.46  
 10–19 219 (29.4) 48.15 ± 7.233 47.18, 49.11  
  ≥ 20 179 (22.9) 45.32 ± 8.340 44.06, 46.59  
Number of natural teeth < 0.001**
 0 30 (4.03) 49.63 ± 7.609 46.79, 52.47  
 1–8 31 (4.17) 45.68 ± 8.268 42.64, 48.71  
 9–16 59 (7.93) 44.81 ± 8.953 42.48, 47.51  
 17–24 141 (18.95) 46.60 ± 8.046 45.36, 47.94  
  ≥ 25 483 (64.92) 49.23 ± 7.045 48.60, 49.86  
Number of teeth with deep pockets 0.440**
 0 580 (78.0) 48.37 ± 7.545 47.76, 48.99  
 1 105 (14.1) 47.38 ± 7.808 45.87, 48.89  
  ≥ 2 59 (7.9) 48.61 ± 8.073 46.51, 50.71  
Number of teeth with LOA ≥ 6 mm 0.033**
 0 384 (51.6) 48.96 ± 7.489 48.24, 49.68  
 1 109 (14.7) 47.46 ± 7.231 46.09, 48.83  
  ≥ 2 251 (33.7) 47.51 ± 8.319 46.48, 48.55  
Number of teeth with root caries < 0.001**
 0 377 (50.7) 49.51 ± 7.489 48.75, 50.27  
 1 123 (16.5) 48.25 ± 7.352 46.94, 49.56  
  ≥ 2 244 (32.8) 46.31 ± 7.586 45.35, 47.27  
Mucosa condition 0.090*
 Normal 682 (91.7) 48.39 ± 7.600 47.82, 48.97  
 Abnormal 62 (8.3) 46.68 ± 7.769 44.70, 48.65  
Number of teeth with unexposed root 0.466**
 0 602 (80.9) 48.12 ± 7.610 47.51, 48.73  
 1–16 121 (16.3) 48.63 ± 7.847 47.22, 50.04  
 17–32 21 (2.8) 49.95 ± 6.689 46.91, 53.00  
Number of functional occluding pairs < 0.001**
 0–9 303 (40.7) 46.45 ± 8.173 45.52, 47.37  
 10–12 135 (18.2) 8.88 ± 6.685 47.74, 50.02  
  ≥ 13 306 (41.1) 49.76 ± 7.079 48.96, 50.55  
Needs but does not have dentures < 0.001*
 No 425 (57.1) 49.14 ± 7.264 48.44, 49.83  
 Yes 319 (42.9) 47.07 ± 7.937 46.20, 47.95  
Presence and type of dentures 0.132**
 No dentures 358 (48.1) 48.32 ± 8.230 47.47, 49.18  
 Fixed dentures 40 (5.4) 49.10 ± 4.667 47.61, 50.59  
 Removable partial dentures 193 (25.9) 48.08 ± 7.188 47.06, 49.10  
 Complete dentures 32 (4.3) 51.09 ± 6.260 48.84, 53.35  
 Informal dentures 121 (16.3) 47.27 ± 7.420 45.94, 48.61  
  1. *2-sample t-test
  2. **One-way ANOVA