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Table 2 Related independent factors and management of recurrent aphthous ulceration among participants

From: Prevalence of recurrent aphthous ulceration in Jordanian dental patients

Variable Category No. %
Gender with history of ulceration Male 226 72.9
  Female 308 82.4
Related to stress Yes 188 51.1
  No 180 48.9
Related to tiredness Yes 119 32.3
  No 249 67.7
Associate with certain types of food Yes 76 14.6
  No 444 85.4
Blood testing for aphthous Blood not tested 414 60.5
  Blood tested normal 194 28.4
  Decreased B12 50 7.3
  Decreased hemoglobin 26 3.8
Do you think treatment of aphthous effective Yes 174 59.2
  No 120 40.8
Type of treatment used for aphthous ulcers Live with it without treatment 322 62.9
  Use of pain killer and antibiotics without dental consultation 100 19.5
  Consult dentists 60 11.7
  Use of steroids/cortisones 30 5.9
Reason for not consulting dentists for aphthous It is a simple known problem 304 67.3
  Recurrent aphthous ulceration is not dental problem 76 16.8
  Dental treatment is not effective 72 15.9