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Table 2 Prevalence and experience of dental caries and odontogenic infections in the primary dentition

From: Clinical consequences of untreated dental caries in German 5- and 8-year-olds

   5-year-olds     8-year-olds   
  Total Boys ,.Girls p-value Total Boys Girls p-value
Number 496 249 247   608 298 310  
Caries prevalence (%) [95 % CI] 26.2 [22.5–30.3] 26.1 [21–31.9] 26.3 [21.2–32.1] 1.000 48.8 [44.9–52.8] 51.5 [45.7–57.0] 46.1 [40.7–51.7] 0.194
dmft x ± SD 0.9 ± 2.0 1.0 ± 2.2 0.8 ± 1.8 0.255 2.1 ± 2.8 2.3 ± 2.9 1.8 ± 2.6 0.032*
dt x ± SD 0.5 ± 1.4 0.6 ± 1.6 0.5 ± 1.2 0.316 0.9 ± 1.7 1.1 ± 1.8 0.8 ± 1.6 0.074
mt x ± SD 0.1 ± 1.8 0.2 ± 1.1 0.0 ± 0.3 0.052 0.3 ± 1.0 0.4 ± 1.1 0.3 ± 1.0 0.189
ft x ± SD 0.3 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 0.8 0.3 ± 1.1 0.464 0.8 ± 1.6 0.9 ± 1.7 0.8 ± 1.5 0.348
SiC x ± SD 2.8 ± 2.7 3.1 ± 3.0 2.5 ± 2.3 0.256 5.6 ± 1.9 6.1 ± 1.9 5.0 ± 2.0 0.056
Care index (%) [95 % CI] 29.7 [25.7–34] 23.6 [18.8–29.2] 37.3 [30.9–44.2] 0.338 39.3 [36.6–42] 37.9 [34.3–41.6] 41.1 [37.1–45.2] 0.302
pufa prevalence (%) [95 % CI] 4.4 [2.9–6.6] 6.0 [3.7–9.7] 2.8 [1.4–5.7] 0.125 16.6 [13.9–19.8] 21.2 [16.9–26.1] 11.9 [8.8–16.0] 0.002+
pufa x ± SD 0.1 ± 0.5 0.1 ± 0.7 0.0 ± 0.2 0.035* 0.3 ± 0.9 0.4 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 0.8 0.008*
p x ± SD 0.1 ± 0.5 0.1 ± 0.7 0.0 ± 0.2 0.035* 0.3 ± 0.9 0.4 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 0.8 0.016*
u x ± SD 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 - 0.0 ± 0.1 0.0 ± 0.2 0.0 ± 0.0 0.021*
f x ± SD 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 - 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 -
a x ± SD 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 - 0.0 ± 0.1 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.1 0.158
Untreated caries pufa ratio (%) [95 % CI] 14.2 [10.5–18.9] 20.4 [14.7–27.6] 6.1 [3.0–12.1] 0.030* 34.2 [30.4–34.2] 39.3 [34.0–44.8] 27.6 [22.4–33.4] 0.003*
  1. p-value statistically significant (+chi-square test, *t-test)