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Table 2 Ratio of each OHAT subscale divided by number of residual teeth in inpatients

From: Relationship between the state of tongue hygiene and the number of residual teeth in convalescent-ward inpatients, cross- sectional study

OHAT subscales   Residual tooth number p value
< 19 N (%) > 20 N (%)  
lip 0 41 (97.6) 49 (94.2) 0.626
  >  1 1 (2.4) 3 (5.8)  
tongue 0 9 (21.4) 22 (42.3) 0.047
  >  1 33 (78.6) 30 (57.7)  
gum/tissue 0 20 (47.6) 31 (59.6) 0.300
  >  1 22 (52.4) 21 (40.4)  
saliva 0 13 (31.0) 25 (48.1) 0.139
  >  1 29 (69.0) 27 (51.9)  
natural teeth 0 31 (73.8) 33 (63.5) 0.374
  >  1 11 (26.2) 19 (36.5)  
denture 0 27 (64.3) 48 (92.3) 0.001
  >  1 15 (35.7) 4 (7.7)  
oral cleanliness 0 20 (47.6) 21 (40.4) 0.534
  >  1 22 (52.4) 31 (59.6)  
dental pain 0 39 (92.9) 49 (94.2) 1.000
  >  1 3 (7.1) 3 (5.8)  
mean score of OHAT 3.6 ± 1.9 2.9 ± 2.2 0.134