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Table 2 Social and emotional well-being of ABC study participants by behavioural factors

From: Oral health and social and emotional well-being in a birth cohort of Aboriginal Australian young adults

  Anxiety
mean (95% CI)
Resilience
mean (95% CI)
Depression
mean (95% CI)
Suicide
mean (95% CI)
Mental health
mean (95% CI)
Total 2.07 (1.78-2.36) 21.64 (21.19-22.09) 4.06 (3.71-4.41) 0.52 (0.38-0.66) 6.65 (6.04-7.26)
Range 0-18 5-27 0-17 0-9 0-30
Have seen dentist before?      
   No 2.06 (0.83-3.29) 19.56 (17.21-21.91)* 3.89 (2.62-5.16) 0.78 (0.27-1.29) 6.72 (4.78-8.66)
   Yes 2.07 (1.78-2.36) 21.75 (21.30-22.20) 4.07 (3.72-4.42) 0.51 (0.37-0.65) 6.65 (6.02-7.28)
Age when last saw dentist      
   12 years or less 2.12 (1.71-2.53) 21.53 (20.92-22.14) 4.01 (3.58-4.44) 0.46 (0.30-0.62) 6.58 (5.78-7.38)
   13 years or more 1.98 (1.57-2.39) 22.15 (21.46-22.84) 4.15 (3.54-4.76) 0.59 (0.35-0.83) 6.72 (5.72-7.72)
Would you feel scared about going to the dentist?      
   No 1.78 (1.43-2.13) 21.99 (21.28-22.70) 3.92 (3.35-4.49) 0.49 (0.29-0.69) 6.18 (5.32-7.04)
   Little bit, fair bit, heaps 2.27 (1.84-2.70) 21.39 (20.80-21.98) 4.16 (3.73-4.59) 0.55 (0.39-0.71) 6.98 (6.16-7.80)
Toothbrush ownership      
   No 2.28 (1.65-2.91) 20.71 (19.81-21.61)* 3.91 (3.30-4.52) 0.44 (0.22-0.66) 6.63 (5.43-7.83)
   Yes 1.98 (1.67-2.29) 22.00 (21.49-22.51) 4.12 (3.71-4.53) 0.56 (0.40-0.72) 6.66 (5.97-7.35)
If yes, did brush teeth yesterday?      
   No 1.69 (1.22-2.16) 21.96 (21.02-22.90) 3.62 (2.91-4.33) 0.32 (0.14-0.50) 5.63 (4.57-6.69)
   Yes 2.10 (1.71-2.49) 22.10 (21.49-22.71) 4.34 (3.83-4.85) 0.65 (0.45-0.85) 7.08 (6.22-7.94)
If yes, what age when started to brush?      
   When had little teeth 1.66 (1.29-2.03)* 22.47 (21.82-23.12) 4.21 (3.66-4.76) 0.47 (0.31-0.63) 6.34 (5.54-7.14)
   When had big teeth 2.56 (1.99-3.13) 21.45 (20.53-22.37) 4.01 (3.34-4.68) 0.71 (0.38-1.04) 7.29 (6.00-8.58)
  1. *P < 0.05