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Table 3 Relation of WC and WHtR to the number of teeth with periodontal pockets

From: Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio are associated with periodontal pocketing—results of the Health 2000 Survey

  WC WHtR
  Adjusted PRR (95% CI) Adjusted PRR (95% CI)
  n = 1241 n = 1241
Teeth with periodontal pockets ≥ 4 mm
 I quintile 1.0 1
 II quintile 1.3 (1.0–1.7) 1.2 (0.9–1.5)
 III quintile 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.2 (0.9–1.5)
 IV quintile 1.2 (0.9–1.6) 1.2 (0.9–1.6)
 V quintile 1.5 (1.2–1.9) 1.4 (1.1–1.7)
Teeth with periodontal pockets ≥ 6 mm
 I quintile 1.0 1
 II quintile 0.8 (0.3–2.3) 0.6 (0.2–1.7)
 III quintile 1.1 (0.4–3.1) 0.8 (0.3–1.9)
 IV quintile 1.3 (0.5–3.7) 1.6 (0.7–4.0)
 V quintile 2.3 (0.9–6.1) 1.9 (0.8–4.4)
  1. Models are adjusted for age, gender, education, dental plaque, toothbrushing, dental visiting and lipid-lowering medication
  2. WC Waist Circumference, WHtR Waist-to-height Ratio