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Table 1 Comparison of those who participated in both the pre and the post survey (N = 46) and those who only participated in the pre-survey (N = 21)

From: Impact of an oral health education intervention among a group of patients with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa)

Variable Participated in Both Surveys Completed Only Pre-Survey P Value
Mean   SD Mean   SD
Age at Entry 25.2   10.8 26.9   10.7 0.55
Age at Diagnosis 21.4   10.3 20.6   8.2 0.77
  N %   N %   
Eating Disorder        0.77
 Anorexia nervosa 31 69   13 62   
 Bulimia Nervosa 10 22   5 24   
 Other 4 9   3 14   
Ever Seen a Dentist        0.79
 No 1 2   0 0   
 Within last year 27 59   15 71   
 Last 2 years 10 22   3 14   
 More than 2 years 8 17   3 14   
Frequency of Dental Visit        0.93
 Regularly 27 59   13 65   
 Occasionally 10 22   4 20   
 Only if problem 9 20   3 15