Table 2

Comparison of mean values for OHSI and epidemiologic variables for Mexican and other Latino immigrants
Means (SE)
Epidemiological Indices Total (n=240) Mexican Immigrants (n=157) Latino Immigrants (n=83) p-values
OHSI Scores 82.35 (1.03) 83.90 (1.20)* 79.30 (1.90)* <.05
TOOTH STATUS
DMFT * 13.14 (0.46) 12.48 (0.54) 14.53 (0.81) <.05
DT 2.23 (0.17) 2.10 (0.19) 2.47 (0.34) ns
MT 4.96 (0.28) 4.53 (0.33)* 5.77 (0.50)* <.05
FT 6.01 (0.36) 5.86 (0.44) 6.29 (0.64) ns
DFT 8.23 (0.33) 7.96 (0.41) 8.76 (0.58) ns
% DT/ DFT 37.19 (2.51) 36.89 (3.08) 37.77 (4.37) ns
No. Sound Teeth 18.80 (0.46) 19.52 (0.54)* 17.47 (0.81)* <.05
% Replaced Teeth /MT 6.03 (0.89) 4.49 (0.93)* 8.78 (1.63)* <.05
ATTACHMENT LOSS (AL)
mm of AL / person 1.95 (0.06) 1.94 (0.07) 1.97 (0.11) ns

t-test used for comparisons.

* Scores based on 32 teeth.

ns = Not significant at p < .05.

Spolsky et al.

Spolsky et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:39   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-39

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