Table 2

Oral findings in the patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and the healthy controls. Results are given as number of patients or scores (yes/no) and in medians (ranges).

pSS (n = 20)

Healthy controls (n = 20)

P-value


No. of teeth

22 (6–28)

28 (0–28)

0.011a

DMFS*

83.0 (25–140)

43.0 (10–140)

0.001a

Distribution of D/M/FS

23/745/1020

14/305/662

<0.001b

Subjects with dentures (yes/no)

4/16

7/13

0.480c

Distribution of PI (no. of 0/1/2/3 scores)

245/179/54/2

244/152/60/0

0.272b

Distribution of GI (no. of 0/1/2/3 scores)

346/116/16/2

330/95/31/0

0.034b

Probing pocket depth (PPD, mm)

2 (1–4)

2 (1–3)

0.523a


*D/M/FS, decayed, missed, filled surfaces; PI, plaque index; GI, gingival index. P-values obtained by Wilcoxon rank sum test (a), Chi2- test (b), and Fisher exact test (c).

Pedersen et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2005 5:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-5-4

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