Authors investigated the dental fear scores (DAS, DFS) and anxieties of 362 persons from several sub-populations living in Budapest. The subjects were: 253 females, 109 males, aged 14 to 73. Dental fear scores were rather high (DAS: 11.0 +/- 3.6; DFS: 42.0 +/- 16.0). Age influenced the dental fear scales (DAS and DFS) only; sex, and marital status influenced both dental fear scales and general anxiety scales (one-way ANOVA). A strong correlation between DAS and DFS, and somewhat lower correlation between these scales and the general anxiety scales were also demonstrated.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epidemiological study of dental fear scores in several Hungarian sub-populations|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2003|
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