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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, dental status and BMI of the study population

From: Association between oral health-related quality of life and nutritional status among older adults in district of Kuala Pilah, Malaysia

Items n (%)
Sex
 Male 190 (42.6)
 Female 256 (57.4)
Age group 63.2 (9.6)a
 50–59 183 (41.0)
 60–69 133 (29.8)
 70–79 108 (24.2)
 80 & above 22 (4.9)
Education level
 No formal education 43 (9.6)
 Primary & secondary 378 (84.8)
 Tertiary 25 (5.6)
Medical condition
 Yes 259 (58.1)
 No 187 (41.9)
Dental status
 Dentate 356 (81.7)
 Edentate 80 (18.3)
Total GOHAI score
 High perception 115 (25.8)
 Low perception 331 (74.2)
Body mass index (BMI)
 Normal 157 (35.8)
 Underweight 17 (3.9)
 Overweight 177 (40.4)
 Obese 87 (19.9)
  1. amean (SD)