Table 1

Periodontal data in patients with and without periodontitis.

Periodontis

(n = 38)

Non-periodontis

(n = 20)


Age (years)

40 ± 9

41.1 ± 5

Body mass index (kg/m2)

25.7 ± 1.7

24.6 ± 1.2

Periodontal data

GM (mm)

0.8 ± 0.07a

0.17 ± 0.02

PD (mm)

3.3 ± 0.5a

1.5 ± 0.3

CAL (mm)

4.1 ± 0.3a

2.2 ± 0.3

Dental plaque (%)

48.1 ± 3.7a

21.1 ± 2.2

Gingival bleeding (%)

61.9 ± 4.1a

38.3 ± 4.1


Data represent the mean ± SD. CAL: clinical attachment level; GM: position of the gingival margin; PD: periodontal probing depth. a Significantly different periodontitis versus non-periodontitis: P < 0.001.

Bullon et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:122   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-122

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