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Table 2 Association between demographic characteristics and dental status with BMI

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

Variables Satisfactory BMI
n (%)
Unsatisfactory BMI
n (%)
p-value
Sex
 Male 68 (43.3) 117 (41.6) 0.734
 Female 89 (56.7) 164 (58.4)
Age Group
 50–59 56 (35.7) 123 (43.8) 0.010*
 60–69 43 (27.4) 89 (31.6)
 70–79 45 (28.6) 62 (22.1)
 80 & above 13 (8.3) 7 (2.5)
Education level
 No formal education 16 (10.2) 27 (9.6) 0.407
 Primary & secondary 129 (82.2) 241 (85.8)
 Tertiary 12 (7.6) 13 (4.6)
Medical condition
 Yes 80 (51.0) 174 (61.9) 0.026*
 No 77 (49.0) 107 (38.1)
Dental status
 Dentate 122 (78.2) 228 (83.8) 0.147
 Edentate 34 (21.8) 44 (16.2)
GOHAI score
 High perception 56 (35.7) 55 (19.6) < 0.001*
 Low perception 101 (64.3) 226 (80.4)
  1. *Significant at p-level < 0.05