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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study population and number of missing teeth per participant by smoking

From: Association between smoking intensity and duration and tooth loss among Finnish middle-aged adults: The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Project

  Current smokera Former smokerb Never smokerc All
(n = 424) (n = 448) (n = 877) (n = 1946)
Participants Number of missing teeth Participants Number of missing teeth Participants Number of missing teeth Participants Number of missing teeth
% Mean ≥1: % % Mean ≥ 1: % % Mean ≥ 1: % % Mean ≥ 1: %
Gender (n = 1946)             
 Male 50 2.1 63 54 1.6 57 41 1.1 45 47 1.5 53
 Female 50 1.6 62 46 1.2 53 59 1.2 50 53 1.3 53
Education (n = 1865)             
 Basic 8 2.8 82 6 1.8 62 3 1.8 65 5 2.2 70
 Secondary 48 2.1 67 42 1.8 63 28 1.5 59 36 1.7 63
 Higher 44 1.3 55 52 1.1 48 69 1.0 42 59 1.1 46
Tooth brushing (n = 1944)             
 Once daily or less 40 2.0 65 39 1.7 61 26 1.4 52 34 1.7 58
 At least twice daily 60 1.7 61 61 1.2 51 74 1.0 46 66 1.2 51
Plaque (n = 1935)             
 Yes 81 1.9 63 80 1.4 55 78 1.1 47 79 1.4 54
 No 19 1.7 59 20 1.5 53 22 1.1 49 21 1.3 52
Diabetes (n = 1919)             
 Yes 4 1.7 65 2 1.7 43 2 2.3 56 2 1.9 58
 No 96 1.8 62 98 1.4 55 98 1.1 48 98 1.4 53
Alcohol use, g/wk (n = 1891)             
 Alcohol drinkere 19 2.2 68 13 1.4 47 6 1.3 48 10 1.7 57
 Light drinkerd 81 1.7 61 87 1.4 56 94 1.1 48 90 1.3 53
Total (n = 1946) 100 1.8 62 100 1.4 55 100 1.1 48 100 1.4 53
  1. aThose who smoked at the time of the survey
  2. bThose who have smoked at least for a year but did not smoke at the time of the survey
  3. cThose who had never smoked, or have smoked less than a year and did not smoke at the time of the survey
  4. d0–230 g/wk for men and 0–150 g/wk for women
  5. e > 230 g/wk for men and >150 g/wk for women