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Table 2 Mean and standard deviation of OHRQoL, oral health status, and PRECEDE model constructs in terms of age and gender groups of children in the present study

From: Predictors of oral health-related quality of life in 2–5 year-old children in the South of Iran

Mean score Age groups (months) p value Total mean score
24–35 36–47 48–59 60–71 Total
Girl Boy Girl Boy Girl Boy Girl Boy Girl Boy
OHRQoL 18.45 ± 7.71 18.13 ± 9.34 18.80 ± 8.39 17.50 ± 5.69 20.73 ± 9.51 20.98 ± 9.26 21.16 ± 9.22 20.64 ± 6.92 19.69 ± 8.70 19.21 ± 8.04 0.89 19.46 ± 8.38
Oral health status 4 ± 1.79 3.78 ± 2.29 3.76 ± 2.12 3.62 ± 180 3.55 ± 2.21 3.35 ± 1.97 3.41 ± 2.20 3.75 ± 2.01 3.70 ± 2.07 3.61 ± 2 0.76 3.66 ± 2.04
Oral health behaviors 6.86 ± 2.66 6.58 ± 3.03 6.88 ± 1.90 8.15 ± 2.66 8.29 ± 2.35 7.65 ± 2.50 8.59 ± 2.25 8.57 ± 2.54 7.59 ± 2.40 7.70 ± 2.77 0.001 7.64 ± 2.58
Predisposing factors 96.51 ± 8.91 97.27 ± 7.50 96.07 ± 6.70 97.41 ± 7.58 96.69 ± 6.90 95.78 ± 9.63 96.07 ± 6.12 98.32 ± 6.60 96.35 ± 7.21 97.12 ± 7.94 0.97 96.73 ± 7.57
Reinforcing factors 7.35 ± 2.32 7.61 ± 2.23 8 ± 2.72 7.51 ± 2.44 8.29 ± 2.42 7.92 ± 2.91 8.44 ± 2.19 8.54 ± 1.93 8 ± 2.45 7.85 ± 2.44 0.08 7.93 ± 2.44
Enabling factors 11.08 ± 3.59 11.42 ± 4.02 11.67 ± 4.44 10.82 ± 3.64 12.33 ± 3.55 12 ± 4.46 12.44 ± 4.06 11.86 ± 3.71 11.85 ± 3.92 11.49 ± 3.97 0.24 11.68 ± 3.94