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Table 1 Comparison of patients from the POC vs. patients from the TMD/OFPOC regarding sociodemographic and descriptive data (percentages shown in parentheses)

From: The extent of the psychological impairment of prosthodontic outpatients at a German University Hospital

  Patients from the POC (n = 65) Patients from the TMD/OFPOC (n = 60) p
Age (years) 53.03 ± 14.09 43.45 ± 14.01 ***a
   Range (years) 26 to 81 17 to 75  
Gender 31 F; 34 M 49 F; 11 M ***b
Number of children 1.22 ± 1.08 1.02 ± 1.08 n. s.c
Education (%)    n. s.b
   10 years of school 48 (73.8) 38 (63.3)  
   12 years of school 7 (10.8) 9 (15.0)  
   13 years of school 10 (15.4) 12 (20.0)  
   No graduation 0 (0) 1 (1.7)  
Marital status    n. s.b
   Single 14 (21.5) 16 (26.7)  
   Married 40 (61.5) 31 (51.7)  
   Divorced 5 (7.7) 8 (13.3)  
   Widowed 4 (6.2) 2 (3.3)  
   Re-married 2 (3.1) 3 (5.0)  
Residence (1 missing)    n. s.b
   Duesseldorf 39 (60.9) 26 (43.3)  
   Up to 25 km outside of Duesseldorf 10 (15.6) 8 (13.3)  
   More than 25 km outside of Duesseldorf 15 (23.4) 26 (43.3)  
Duration of complaints (months) (3 missing) 32.81 ± 90.6 43.50 ± 80.41 ***c
Type of referral (8 missing)    **b
   Referred by general dentist 16 (26.7) 30 (52.6)  
   Without referral 34 (56.7) 14 (24.6)  
   Miscellaneous 10 (16.7) 13 (22.8)  
  1. n. s. = not significant; * = p < 0.05; ** = p < 0.01; *** = p < 0.001
  2. a Two-sample, two-tailed t test; data are presented as means ± standard deviations (SD)
  3. b Chi-square test
  4. c Mann-Whitney U test; data are presented as means ± standard deviations (SD)