Table 1

Socio-demographics, behavioural- and clinical characteristics of patients with mucocutaneous diseases according to number of types of OML
No OML% (n) One type of OML% (n) > One type of OML% (n) Total% (n)
Gender
Female 56.3 (129) 49.5 (100) 38.1 (43) 50.0 (272)
Male 43.7 (100) 50.5 (102) 61.9 (70) 50.0 (272)
Age
Younger (18–32 years) 57.9 (132) 53.3 (105) 37.8 (42) 52.2 (279)
Older (33–85 years) 42.2 (96) 46.2 (90) 62.2 (69) 47.8 (255)
Education
Low 46.3 (105) 49.5 (97) 58.0 (65) 49.9 (267)
High 53.7 (122) 50.5 (99) 42.0 (47) 50.1 (268)
Systemic condition
None 62.4 (143) 50.0 (101) 46.9 (53) 54.6 (297)
≥ one 37.6 (86) 50.0 (101) 53.1 (60) 45.4 (247)
Perceived general health status
Bad 31.1 (71) 27.1 (54) 44.1 (49) 32.3 (174)
Good 68.9 (157) 72.9 (145) 55.9 (62) 67.7 (364)
Perceived oral health status
Bad 36.0 (82) 39.5 (79) 36.6 (41) 37.4 (202)
Good 64.0 (146) 60.5 (121) 63.4 (71) 62.6 (338)
Dental attendance
Never attended dental clinic 67.3 (152) 60.0 (120) 52.2 (59) 61.6 (331)
Attended dental clinic 32.7 (74) 39.4 (78) 47.8 (54) 38.4 (206)
Number of reported oral symptoms
None 18.2 (38) 15.0 (26) 11.2 (11) 15.6 (75)
≥ one 81.8 (171) 85.0 (147) 88.8 (87) 84.4 (405)
Specific reported oral symptoms
Dental pain (yes) 44.6 (100) 45.2 (89) 48.6 (54) 45.7 (243)
Tooth decay (yes) 58.7 (132) 50.8 (101) 65.5 (72) 57.1 (305)
Abscess (yes) 9.0 (20) 9.6 (19) 10.7 (12) 9.6 (51)
Broken tooth (yes) 14.4 (32) 19.1 (36) 11.4 (12) 15.5 (80)
Dry mouth (yes) 21.3 (48) 22.1 (43) 22.0 (24) 21.7 (115)
Bleeding gum (yes) 36.4 (83) 37.9 (75) 44.1 (49) 38.5 (207)
Infected sore gum (yes) 12.4 (28) 16.7 (32) 23.4 (26) 16.3 (86)
OML pain (yes) 1.3 (3) 19.3 (39) 11.5 (13) 10.1 (55)
DMFT
DMFT = 0 8.7 (20) 12.9 (26) 8.0 (9) 10.1 (55)
DMFT > 0 91.3 (209) 87.1 (176) 92.0 (104) 89.9 (489)

The total number in the different categories did not add to 544 owing to missing values.

Suliman et al.

Suliman et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-19

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