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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

t-test for the presence or absence of the experimental group’s scaling experience (n=76)

Variable Discomfort in the oral cavity t or χ2(p) Dental visit experience t or χ2(p) Scaling experience t or χ2(p)



Have None Have None Have None
Sex Male 29 (38.1) 8 (10.5) 1.510 (0.279) 21 (27.6) 16 (21.0) 0.117 (0.811) 19 (25.0) 18 (23.6) 6.266 (0.015)*
Famale 27 (35.5) 12 (15.7) 24 (31.5) 15 (19.7) 9 (11.8) 30 (39.4)
Age 20’s 49 (64.5) 12 (15.7) 10.4 (0.015)* 36 (47.3) 25 (32.9) 5.485 (0.140) 22 (28.9) 39 (51.3) 1.493 (0.684)
30’s 4 (5.2) 1 (1.3) 3 (3.9) 2 (2.8) 3 (3.9) 2 (2.8)
40’s 2 (2.8) 4 (5.2) 5 (6.6) 1 (1.3) 4 (5.2) 2 (2.8)
50’s 1 (1.3) 3 (3.9) 3 (3.9) 1 (1.3) 3 (3.9) 1 (1.3)
Smoking No 32 (42.1) 11 (14.5) 0.019 (0.890) 25 (32.9) 18 (23.6) 0.111 (0.809) 12 (15.8) 31 (40.8) 3.115 (0.087)
Yes 24 (31.5) 9 (11.8) 20 (26.3) 13 (17.1) 16 (21.0) 17 (22.4)
Drinking No 22 (28.9) 7 (9.2) 0.178 (0.782) 15 (19.7) 14 (18.4) 1.112 (0.292) 9 (11.8) 20 (26.3) 0.787 (0.452)
Yes 34 (44.7) 13 (17.1) 30 (39.4) 17 (22.4) 19 (25.0) 28 (36.8)

Values are presented as number (%), or mean±standard deviation. *p<0.05.

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