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Table 3 Frequency distribution and Cronbach’s alpha of child impact-, family impact-, and total scores by HIV-1 status at follow –up in the Ugandan part of PROMISE PEP M&S study

From: Caries experience and oral health related quality of life in a cohort of Ugandan HIV-1 exposed uninfected children compared with a matched cohort of HIV unexposed uninfected children

Items Total
% (n)
HIV-1exposed uninfected
% (n)
HIV- unexposed uninfected
% (n)
Child impact- Has child:
 Ever had toothache 16 (55) 10 (17)a 21 (38)
 Ever had swollen/bleeding gums 10 (35) 7 (11)a 13 (24)
 Ever cried because of pain in mouth 12 (41) 9 (15) 14 (26)
 Ever failed to sleep because of pain in mouth 10 (33) 7 (12) 11 (21)
Ever refused to eat because of pain in mouth 10 (36) 8 (13) 13 (23)
 Ever refused to play 8 (29) 5 (8)a 1 (21)
Family impact
  How often have you or another family member because of problems with child’s mouth and teeth-----
  Taken time off work 6 (20) 7 (11) 5. (9)
  Been upset 4 (13) 2 (4) 5 (9)
  Felt guilty 5 (16) 3 (5) 6 (11)
  Had financial difficulties 3 (9) 2 (4) 3 (5)
  Cronbach’s alpha
Child impact score (CIS) > 0 0.95 12 (19)a 22 (40)
Family impact score (FIS) > 0 0.86 6 (10) 8 (14)
ECOHIS total score > 0 0.93 12 (20)a 22 (38)
  1. ap < 0.05;χ2test