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Table 2 Results from bivariate analyses of tooth loss and decayed teeth, and study variables

From: Cigarette smoking and tooth loss experience among young adults: a national record linkage study

Study variables tooth loss decayed teeth
  p-value p-value
Smoking status (non vs. former or current) 0.0002 < 0.0001
Gender (females vs males) 0.7843 < 0.0001
Frequency of brushing (≥ 2 times vs. < 2 times) 0.0390 0.0001
Body mass index (< 25.0 vs. ≥ 25.0) 0.0012 < 0.0001
Alcohol consumption (never vs. former or current) 0.0084 < 0.0001
Intake of vitamin C (≥ 100 mg vs. < 100 mg) 0.5403 0.0037
Intake of vitamin E*(≥ 10/8 mg vs. < 10/8 mg) 0.4472 0.0273
Tooth loss (1+ vs. 0) - < 0.0001
Decayed teeth (1+ vs. 0) < 0.0001 -
  1. *10 mg for males and 8 mg for females
  2. † differences in prevalence of 1+ tooth loss
  3. ‡ differences in prevalence of 1+ decayed teeth