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Table 4 Construct validity of ECOHIS total score based on known groups (n = 298)

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the early childhood oral health impact scale (ECOHIS) in chilean population

Variables n Median (IQR) Mean (SD) p Effect size
Child’s general health reported by parents
 Excellent/Very good 130 1 (5) 3.84 (6.40) 0.13  
 Good 119 2 (6) 3.92 (5.67)   0.01
 Regular 49 3 (10) 6.34 (7.74)   0.38
 Poor   
Child’s oral health reported by parents
 Excellent/Very good 104 0 (3) 1.83 (3.56) < 0.01  
 Good 109 1 (4) 2.70 (3.74)   0.24
 Regular 67 6.1 (11) 7.89 (7.73)   1.09
 Poor 18 11.6 (18) 14.51 (10.25)   2.50
Dental Caries
 Caries free (dmft = 0) 140 0.5 (3)   < 0.01  
 Low severity (dmft = 1–5) 105 2 (5.1)    0.43
 High severity (dmft > 6) 53 8 (13)    1.49
Malocclusion
 Absence 180 1 (5) 3.55 (5.48) 0.30  
 Presence 118 2 (8) 4.85 (6.97)   0.22
Traumatic Dental Injuries
 Absence 255 1 (5) 3.99 (3.99) 0.11  
 Presence 43 3 (7) 4.47 (4.47)   0.48
  1. dmft Decayed, missing, and filled teeth index