Table 2

Estimated probability of utilization and average number of procedures used for patients with diabetes and controls following propensity score matching
Probability of utilization Average number of procedures
Diabetes Controls Difference p-value Diabetes Controls Difference p-value
Dental Services (overall) 0.84 0.88 −0.03 < 0.001 22.65 24.54 −1.89 < 0.001
Services by Dental Class given at least one Dental Visit
Diagnostic 0.98 0.98 0.00 0.371 12.04 12.84 −0.81 < 0.001
Prophylaxis 0.72 0.77 −0.05 < 0.001 4.12 4.71 −0.59 < 0.001
Periodontal Maintenance 0.29 0.24 0.04 < 0.001 1.95 1.78 0.17 0.061
Overall Preventive Care^ 0.86 0.89 −0.03 < 0.001 6.07 6.49 −0.42 < 0.001
Periodontal-Non Surgical 0.25 0.20 0.05 < 0.001 0.91 0.72 0.19 < 0.001
Periodontal-Surgical 0.03 0.03 0.00 0.270 0.04 0.05 −0.01 0.128
Filling 0.67 0.72 −0.05 < 0.001 2.79 2.98 −0.19 0.020
Crown 0.49 0.53 −0.04 0.001 1.04 1.17 −0.13 0.001
Extraction 0.33 0.27 0.07 < 0.001 0.96 0.69 0.27 < 0.001
Prosthetic-Fixed 0.11 0.10 0.01 0.063 0.41 0.40 0.01 0.359
Prosthetic-Removable 0.17 0.13 0.04 < 0.001 0.39 0.30 0.09 < 0.001
*Overall 26.91 28.00 −1.09 0.002

estimates conditional on at least one dental visit but unconditional on at least one service in a specific class. The denominator includes those with no utilization for a given service.

*includes any dental service, not restricted to those mentioned.

^Prophylaxis or Periodontal Maintenance.

Chaudhari et al.

Chaudhari et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:20   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-20

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