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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 characteristicFrequency Mean (SD)
n% 
Child’s characteristics
 Age
  34026.74.17(0.82)
  44429.3 
  56644.0 
 Gender
 Boys6543.3 
 Girls8556.7 
Parent’s characteristics
 Relationship to child
  Mother11778.0 
  Father3322.0 
 Level of education
  Unfinished secondary school8856.7 
  Secondary school5637.3 
  High school66.0 
Oral health status (dmfta)  6.01(1.71)
Clinical groups
 Children with
  pufa = 08154.00 
 Children with
  pufa≥16946.00 
  1. adecayed, missing, filled teeth = dmft; pulp involvement (p), ulceration (u), fistula (f) and abscess (a) = pufa