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Table 3 Distribution of treatment need (DAI) and association with the satisfaction of chewing, appearance and perception of the child's treatment needs and their mothers

From: Perception of children and mothers regarding dental aesthetics and orthodontic treatment need: a cross-sectional study

   Treatment need (DAI) p CC
No Yes   
Children Satisfaction with Chewing n % n %   
 Yes 50 16.2 136 44.2 0.10 -
 No 23 7.5 99 32.1   
Satisfaction with Appearance
 Yes 40 13.0 70 22.7 0.00a 0,21b
 No 33 10.7 165 53.6   
Treatment Need
 Yes 38 12.4 189 61.8 0.00a 0,26b
 No 34 11.1 45 14.7   
Mothers Satisfaction with their child’s Appearance
 Yes 31 10.3 53 17.5 0.00a 0,19b
 No 40 13.2 178 58.9   
Treatment Need of their child
 Yes 32 11.0 178 61.4 0.00a 0,27b
 No 34 11.7 46 15.9   
  1. DAI Dental Aesthetic Index, CC Contingency Coefficient C
  2. a Chi-square test significant b Correlation is significant at the 0.00 level (1-tailed)