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Table 1 Sociodemographic data of study sample

From: Effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy verses oral hygiene instructions on Type 2 diabetes subjects with chronic periodontitis: a randomised clinical trial

Variable NSPT group (n = 15) OHI group (n = 17) p-value
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 57.7 ± 9.9 54.6 ± 6.2 0.28
Ethnicity    
Malay 5 (33.3%) 4 (23.5%) 0.75
Chinese 4 (26.7%) 4 (23.5%)  
Indian 6 (40.0%) 9 (52.9%)  
Gender    
Male 11 (73.3%) 9 (52.9%) 0.23
Female 4 (26.7%) 8 (47.1%)  
Duration of diabetes    
< 7 years 4 (26.7%) 3 (17.6%) 0.76
7-12 years 4 (26.7%) 4 (23.5%)  
> 12 years 7 (46.7%) 10 (58.8%)  
  1. p-value - independent sample t-test used for age.
  2. -chi-square test used for ethnicity, gender and duration of diabetes.