Table 1

Number and percentage (within parentheses) of dental prosthetic treatment needs among inpatients with schizophrenia in Taiwan
 Variables Total Fixed prosthesis P value Removable prosthesis P value
Total 1103 (100) 414 (37.5) 700 (63.5)
Sex
 Men 805 (73.0) 302 (37.5) 1.000 518 (64.3) 0.325
 Women 298 (27.0) 112 (37.6) 182 (61.1)
Age (yrs)
 20-44 301 (27.3) 142 (47.2) <0.001 127 (42.2) <0.001
 45-54 425 (38.5) 183 (43.1) 272 (64.0)
 55-64 257 (23.3) 67 (26.1) 191 (74.3)
 65+ 120 (10.9) 22 (18.3) 110 (91.7)
Education (yrs)
 >6 468 (42.4) 193 (41.2) 0.032 250 (53.4) <0.001
 ≤6 635 (57.6) 221 (34.8) 450 (70.9)
Marriage
 Single 848 (76.9) 320 (37.7) 0.657 538 (63.4) 1.000
 Married 115 (10.4) 39 (33.9) 73 (63.5)
 Separated 140 (12.7) 55 (39.3) 89 (63.6)
Disability
 Moderate 237 (21.5) 99 (41.8) 0.250 131 (55.3) <0.001
 Severe 744 (67.5) 274 (36.8) 474 (63.7)
 Profound 122 (11.1) 41 (33.6) 95 (77.9)
Low income
 No 240 (21.8) 91 (37.9) 0.940 137 (57.1) 0.023
 Yes 863 (78.2) 323 (37.4) 563 (65.2)
FGA using
 No 692 (62.7) 272 (39.3) 0.123 424 (61.3) 0.053
 Yes 411 (37.3) 142 (34.5) 276 (67.2)
LOS (yrs)
≤10 517 (46.9) 215 (41.6) 0.011 272 (52.6) <0.001
>10 586 (53.1) 199 (34.0) 428 (73.0)

Abbreviations: FGA: first generation antipsychotic; LOS: length of stay.

Chu et al.

Chu et al. BMC Oral Health 2013 13:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-13-8

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