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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of enrolled children

From: Randomized pilot study to disseminate caries-control services in dentist offices

  Control Group Intervention Group p -value
Child Characteristics (n = 298) (n = 391)  
Average length of follow-up 1.8 (0.5) 1.9 (0.4) .83
Gender (% male) 55 53 .72
Average age (yrs) 10.0 (2.2) 9.9 (2.3) .73
Average number of sealed teeth 1.0 (1.6) 1.9 (2.2) .67
Dentist-evaluated caries risk (%)    .31
   Low 13 12  
   Medium 32 11  
   High 9 30  
   No evaluation 45 46  
Children with orthodontic treatment (%) 15 8 .61
Average number of decayed and filled teeth (sum of dft, DFT) 4.2 (2.7) 4.2 (2.7) .99
  1. Standard deviations are in parentheses.