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Table 3 Distance from the benchmark

From: Assessment of oral health conditions presented in photographs - is there a difference between dentists and non-dental professional caregivers?

Oral health aspect Distance from the benchmark: difference between dentists and caregivers on log scale (increase for caregivers) 95% confidence interval P-value
Denture hygiene 0.118 (1.13) 0.028–0.208 0.010
Oral hygiene 0.326 (1.39) 0.236–0.416 <.0001
Teeth 0.411 (1.51) 0.308–0.513 <.0001
Gums 0.414 (1.51) 0.328–0.499 <.0001
Tongue 0.368 (1.44) 0.278–0.458 <.0001
Palate, lips, cheeks 0.347 (1.41) 0.260–0.435 <.0001
  1. For all oral health aspects the distances from the benchmark scores were significantly higher for the caregivers than for the dentists