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SECTION 4 RESULTS 4.1

Patient Satisfaction and Oral Health–Related Quality of Life

4.1.1 Children Ages 6 to 17 A total of 302 children ages 6 to 17 had proxy respondents (caregivers) complete one or more questions on either the dental care survey or the Parents Perceptions Questionnaire. Of these, 235 (78%) reported having been seen by a therapist during the previous 12 months for a mean of 2.0 visits (range 1–10). Characteristics of survey respondents who were ages 6 to 17 show a relatively uniform distribution across age, sex, and site (Table 4-1). The majority of respondents reported that the condition of their teeth or gums was good, very good, or excellent. Table 4-1. Characteristics of Survey Respondents Ages 6–17 No. (%)

a

Age in years 6–9

106 (35)

10–14

133 (44)

15–17

63 (21)

Total

302 (100)

Sex, female

142 (47)

Treated by therapist in past 12 months

235 (78)

Visits to therapist in past 12 months Mean (SD)

2.0 (1.2)

Range

1–10

Self-reported condition of teeth/gums Excellent

22 (8)

Very good

73 (27)

Good

128 (47)

Fair

46 (17)

Poor

6 (2)

Site A

30 (10)

B

45 (15)

C

40 (13)

D

89 (29)

E

98 (32)

Total a

302 (100)

Percentages in this and subsequent tables are calculated using as a denominator the number of respondents who answered a particular question. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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