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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of preschool children and parents respectively

From: Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) questionnaire translated into Malagasy

Demographic characteristic Frequency   Mean (SD)
n %  
Child’s characteristics
 Age
  3 40 26.7 4.17(0.82)
  4 44 29.3  
  5 66 44.0  
 Gender
 Boys 65 43.3  
 Girls 85 56.7  
Parent’s characteristics
 Relationship to child
  Mother 117 78.0  
  Father 33 22.0  
 Level of education
  Unfinished secondary school 88 56.7  
  Secondary school 56 37.3  
  High school 6 6.0  
Oral health status (dmfta)    6.01(1.71)
Clinical groups
 Children with
  pufa = 0 81 54.00  
 Children with
  pufa≥1 69 46.00  
  1. adecayed, missing, filled teeth = dmft; pulp involvement (p), ulceration (u), fistula (f) and abscess (a) = pufa