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Table 2 Age adjusted mean oral health indices (+/- SD) for patients and carriers of Gaucher disease.

From: Dental profile of patients with Gaucher disease

  Patients n = 87 Carriers n = 31 p value
DMFS* 36.8 (+/- 31.3) 49.4(+/- 35.5) .048
DS* 0.8 (+/- 2.3) 1.5(+/- 4.2) .026
MS* 9.5 (+/- 20.3) 18.9(+/- 32.7) .008
FS* 21.5(+/- 21.8) 28.9(+/- 19.6) NS
GI** 0.7 (+/- 0.48) 0.8 (+/- 0.45) NS
  1. SD = standard deviation; DMFS = decayed, missing and filled surfaces of permanent and deciduous teeth; DS = decayed surfaces; MS = missing surfaces; FS = filled surfaces; GI = gingival index. *DMFS, DS, MS, FS, parametric variables were analyzed employing ANOVA. Mean levels were adjusted for age. **GI, a non-parametric variable, was analyzed employing the Mann-Whitney test. Due to differences in age distribution, the test was applied separately for three age groups (<18, 19–40, and >41 years).