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Table 3 Dental caries and odontogenic infections in the primary dentition of 8-year-olds with and without caries experience in the permanent dentition

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

8-year-olds     
  Total DMFT = 0 DMFT > 0 p-value
Number 608 584 24  
Caries prevalence (%) [95 % CI] 48.8 [44.9–52.8] 47.3 [43.2–51.3] 87.5 [69.0–95.7] <0.001+
dmft x ± SD 2.1 ± 2.8 1.9 ± 2.7 5.5 ± 3.1 <0.001*
dt x ± SD 0.9 ± 1.7 0.8 ± 1.6 2.9 ± 3.3 0.006*
mt x ± SD 0.3 ± 1.0 0.3 ± 1.0 1.3 ± 1.4 0.003*
ft x ± SD 0.8 ± 1.6 0.8 ± 1.6 1.4 ± 2.0 0.172
pufa prevalence (%) [95 % CI] 16.6 [13.9–19.8] 15.6 [12.9–18.7] 41.7 [24.5–61.2] 0.003+
pufa x ± SD 0.3 ± 0.9 0.3 ± 0.8 1.5 ± 2.4 0.015*
p x ± SD 0.3 ± 0.9 0.3 ± 0.7 1.5 ± 2.4 0.021*
u x ± SD 0.0 ± 0.1 0.0 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0.4 0.390
f x ± SD 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 -
a x ± SD 0.0 ± 0.1 0.0 ± 0.1 0.0 ± 0.0 0.774
  1. p-value statistically significant (*t-test, +Fisher’s exact test)