Table 2

Components of DMFT index (Decayed, Missing and Filled teeth) at baseline and after 5 years
Variables Baseline After 5 years P value
Number of teeth <0.001*
n 11866 44749
Mean 6.49 24.49
SD 3.499 3.998
Decayed teeth <0.001*
n 103 238
Mean 0.06 0.13
SD 0.290 0.459
Filled Teeth <0.001*
n 7 772
Mean 0.00 0.42
SD 0.091 0.896
Missing Teeth <0.001*
n 0 26
Mean .00 0.01
SD .000 0.132
DMFT <0.001*
n 112 1036
Mean 0.06 0.57
SD 0.306 1.109

*Wilcoxon signed ranks test.

Two tailed statistical significance at the 5% level.

Masood et al.

Masood et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:989   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-989

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