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Table. 2.

Distribution of health-related EQ-5D levels according to oral health status and dental care utilization (N=2,671)

Variable Quality of life (EQ-5D) p-vaule

The elderly (%) Mean±SD
Oral health status
 Perceived oral health <0.001
 Good 281 (10.5) 0.83±0.14a
 Fair 555 (20.8) 0.82±0.13b
 Poor 1,835 (68.7) 0.76±0.17b
Chewing problem <0.001
 Yes 1,605 (60.1) 0.75±0.17b
 Fair 307 (11.5) 0.81±0.13b
 No 759 (28.4) 0.83±0.13a
Speaking problem <0.001
 Yes 696 (26.1) 0.72±0.20b
 Fair 416 (15.6) 0.77±0.15b
 No 1,559 (58.4) 0.81±0.13a
Dental care utilization
 Oral health examination 0.064
 Yes 322 (12.1) 0.81±0.15
 No 2,349 (87.9) 0.77±0.16
Scaling experience 0.076
 Yes 235 (8.8) 0.82±0.14
 No 1,264 (56.1) 0.78±0.16
Unmet dental needs <0.001
 Yes 655 (24.5) 0.73±0.18
 No 2,016 (75.5) 0.79±0.15

SD, standard deviation; EQ-5D, European Quality of Life-5 dimension. a>b.

Oral Biol Res 2019;43:88~94 https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.43.01.201903.88
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