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Table 3 Oral health status of subjects divided by baldness group

From: Associations among hair loss, oral sulfur-containing gases, and gastrointestinal and metabolic linked diseases in Japanese elderly men: pilot study

Parameter Slight Moderate Severe P**
Number of carious teeth 0.43 (0.9) 0.67 (1.7) 0.69 (1.3) 0.49
Number of missing teeth 5.82 (5.7) 4.19 (4.7) 6.21 (6.7) 0.13
Maximum PD (mm) 4.03 (1.4) 4.17 (1.7) 4.59 (1.5) 0.19
Maximum CAL (mm) 5.32 (1.9) 5.31 (2.3) 5.28 (2.9) 0.99
Number of BOP 3.08 (3.4) 2.86 (3.8) 3.33 (4.3) 0.82
Stimulated salivary flow (mL/min) 1.30 (0.88) 1.37 (0.77) 1.36 (0.66) 0.87
H2S (ng/10 mL) 4.34 (6.7) 4.74 (6.9) 4.99 (7.0) 0.89
CH3SH (ng/10 mL) 2.29 (4.7) 2.56 (4.4) 4.13 (7.3) 0.21
(CH3)2S (ng/10 mL) 0.33 (0.7) 0.27 (0.5) 1.31 (0.3) 0.005
  1. Values indicate mean (SD).
  2. PD: probing depth; CAL: clinical attachment loss; BOP: bleeding on probing.
  3. *Differences between groups were assessed using an ANOVA.