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Table 4 Children’s SOHO-5 scores (self-reported): associations with subjective and clinical indicators of oral health (N = 725)

From: Cross cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Bengali version of the Scale of Oral Health Outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5)

Oral health indicators Percentage (%) SOHO-5 scores Median (25–75 percentile) SOHO-5 scores Mean (95% CI) p
Current dental paina     
No 58.5 0 (0–1) 0.60 (0.49, 0.72)  < 0.001
A little 28.2 2 (1–3) 2.70 (2.43, 2.98)  
A lot 13.3 4 (3–7) 5.07 (4.49, 5.64)  
Ever had dental paina     
No 44.9 0 (0–0) 0.36 (0.23, 0.48)  < 0.001
A little 33.6 2 (1–3) 2.14 (1.91, 2.37)  
A lot 21.4 3 (1–6) 4.24 (3.82, 4.67)  
Satisfaction with oral healtha     
Not satisfied 16.8 3 (1–6) 3.42 (2.89, 3.95)  < 0.001
A little satisfied 37.3 2 (1–4) 2.50 (2.22, 2.78)  
Very satisfied 45.9 0 (0–1) 0.70 (0.55, 0.85)  
Presencec of dental cavitiesb     
No cavity 45.6 0 (0–0) 0.44 (0.33, 0.56)  < 0.001
Have cavity 47.5 2 (1–4) 3.05 (2.78, 3.32)  
Dental cariesa     
dmft + DMFT = 0 26.8 0 (0–0) 0.06 (0.00, 0.12)  < 0.001
1–2 26.6 0 (0–0) 1.57 (1.28, 1.86)  
3–5 29.9 1 (0–2) 2.57 (2.26, 2.89)  
 > 5 16.6 2 (1–3) 3.50 (3.02, 3.99)  
Dental sepsisb     
pufa + PUFA = 0 64.2 0 (0–1) 0.89 (0.74, 1.02)  < 0.001
pufa + PUFA > 0 35.8 3 (2–5) 3.42 (3.10, 3.74)  
  1. aKwallis test
  2. bWilcoxon rank-sum test
  3. cChildren that reported ‘don’t know’ (6.8%) in the question on the presence of dental cavities were excluded from this analysis