Table 2

Characteristics of the study population in independent variables and covariates
Mean SD
No of teeth (range 0 – 32) 17.4 9.5
No of restored teeth (range 0–31)* 15.3 6.9
No of carious lesions (range 0–10 )* 0.3 0.9
n %
Dental visit habits (< once a year) 173 17.4
Latest dental visit (> one year) 207 20.8
Xerostomia (longstanding) 307 31.2
Masticatory function (poor) 200 20.2
Co-morbidity
 Hypertension (yes) 453 48.7
 Angina pectoris and/or myocardial infarction (yes) 69 7.0
 Diabetes (yes) 50 5.0
Socio-economic factors
 Marital status (unmarried) 436 44.0
 Social situation (poor) 137 13.8
 Economic situation (poor) 253 25,5
 Health situation (poor) 436 43.9
Lifestyle
 Smoking (current) 202 20.5
 Alcohol (several times a week) 234 23.5
 Culture activities (not participating) 318 32.6
 Regular physical activity (no) 203 20.4

* edentulous individuals excluded (n = 126).

Missing cases 0.2 – 6.9.

Östberg et al.

Östberg et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:50   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-50

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