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Table. 2.

Chewing and swallowing function by general characteristics (n=61).

CharacteristicsCategoriesChewing and swallowing function

Mean±SDt or FP
GenderMale5.93±9.020.08.937
Female5.72±5.95
Age (yr)65-744.72±6.22−2.32.024
≥759.29±7.26
Educational levelElementary school6.90±7.820.67.572
Middle school5.00±6.29
High school4.29±2.14
College and over3.25±2.50
Marital statusSingle3.80±2.490.60.551
Married5.44±6.77
Divorce/separation7.12±4.50
Alcohol drinkingNone6.51±7.490.82.447
Infrequent4.57±5.02
Regular3.50±2.88
Smoking habitNonea*5.45±5.656.56.003
Previousa3.82±5.71a<b
Currentb18.00±14.11
Regular exercise habitNone5.85±6.420.82.445
1-2 times a week6.83±8.31
3-7 times a week3.33±3.12

*Duncan test.

J Korean Dysphagia Soc 2021;11:121~127 https://doi.org/10.34160/jkds.2021.11.2.006
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