Table 1

Comparison of the baseline factors between the two groups
Factors Group p-value*
Resin sealant ART sealant
Participant
#Age (SD) 7.8 (0.66) 7.8 (0.66) 0.695
Gender 0.881
-Boy 70 (44.6%) 70 (43.8%)
-Girl 87 (55.4%) 90 (56.2%)
Snacking habit 0.152
-Once a day or less 116 (73.9%) 129 (80.6%)
-Twice or more a day 41 (26.1%) 31 (19.4%)
Tooth brushing habit 0.901
-Once a day or less 56 (35.7%) 56 (35.0%)
-Twice or more a day 101 (64.3%) 104 (65.0%)
Group allocation combination 0.942
-Sealant/sealant 40 (25.5%) 40 (25.0%)
-Sealant/SDF 62 (39.5%) 61 (38.1%)
-Sealant/NaFΦ 55 (35.0%) 59 (36.9%)
Molar
Group allocation combination 0.624
-Sealant/sealant 47 (24.9%) 45 (23.2%)
-Sealant/SDF 77 (40.7%) 73 (37.6%)
-Sealant/NaF 65 (34.4%) 76 (39.2%)
Baseline molar status 0.047
-Sound with deep fissure 166 (87.8%) 156 (80.4%)
-Present with incipient caries 23 (12.2%) 38 (19.6%)
Location 0.964
-Upper molar 53 (28.0%) 54 (27.8%)
-Lower molar 136 (72.0%) 140 (72.2%)
DIAGNOdent reading 0.543
-0 ~ 15 77 (40.7%) 85 (43.8%)
-16 ~ 39 112 (59.3%) 109 (56.2%)

Comparisons were performed by using Chi-square test otherwise specified while respective percentage was reported in the parenthesis. #Independent samples t-test was performed for the comparison while standard deviation (SD) of the respective data was reported in the parenthesis. Silver diammine fluoride solution. ΦSodium fluoride varnish. *Statistical significance level is set at 0.05 and value of statistical significance is emphasized in bold.

Liu et al.

Liu et al. BMC Oral Health 2014 14:54   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-14-54

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