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Table 2 Comparison of adolescents dental caries disease and treatment experience (DMFT) by place of residence

From: The relationship of dental caries and dental fear in Malaysian adolescents: a latent variable approach

  Adolescents: urban localities (n = 200) Adolescents: rural localities (n = 303) z p
Decayed teeth (DT)     
Mean (sd) 0.30 (0.62) 0.86 (1.49) −4.86 <0.001
Missing teeth (MT)     
Mean (sd) 0.05 (0.24) 0.20 (0.68) −2.52 <0.05
Filled teeth (FT)     
Mean (sd) 1.81 (2.36) 2.10 (2.47) −1.61 0.11
Dental caries disease and treatment experience     
(DMFT)     
Mean (sd) 2.16 (2.69) 3.17 (3.52) −3.34 <0.001