Table 2

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

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)


*P < 0.05

Jamieson et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:656   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-656

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