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Table 1 Dental health of women completing the postnatal survey

From: Oral and dental health care practices in pregnant women in Australia: a postnatal survey

Perceived dental problems in previous 12 months n (%)
Broken or chipped natural tooth 73 (18.8)
Gums that hurt or bleed 231 (59.5)
Sores on tongue or inside mouth 58 (14.9)
Bad taste in mouth 103 (26.5)
Persistent bad breath 50 (12.9)
Current dental health problems caused often n (%) occasionally n (%) rarely n (%) never n (%) don't know n (%)
Pain/discomfort 47 (12.1) 98 (25.3) 107 (27.6) 120 (30.9) 7 (1.8)
Limitation 15 (3.9) 34 (8.8) 40 (10.3) 292 (75.2) 0
Uncomfortable to eat 39 (10.1) 66 (17.0) 67 (17.3) 210 (54.1) 5 (1.3)
Unsatisfactory diet 11 (2.8) 19 (4.9) 31 (8.0) 314 (80.9) 10 (2.6)
Embarrassment 30 (7.7) 38 (9.8) 31 (8.0) 282 (72.7) 6 (1.6)
Less satisfying life 20 (5.2) 23 (5.9) 27 (7.0) 312 (80.4) 4 (1.0)