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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics between two retainers

From: “Clinical comparison of bond failure rate between two types of mandibular canine-canine bonded orthodontic retainers- a randomized clinical trial”

Baseline characteristics FRC MSW p-value *
Age
 mean ± SD 20.88 ± 3.45 22.15 ± 3.68 0.206
Gender
 Male n(%) 4 (50.0) 4 (50.0) 1.000
 Female n(%) 22 (50.0) 22 (50.0)  
Malocclusion
 Class I 21 (55.3) 17 (44.7) 0.211
 Class II 5 (35.7) 9 (64.3)  
  1. FRC Fiber reinforced composite, MSW Multistranded stainless steel wire
  2. *p-values calculated using Independent t-test and Chi-square test