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Table 1 Prevalence (%) of “Potential periodontal pathogens” in some studies on adult populations with poor oral hygiene and limited access to dental care

From: Current concepts and an alternative perspective on periodontal disease

Study Country/
population
No of subjects Age Method of detection Aa Pg Td Tf Pi Fn Cr
Dahlen et al. [44] Kenya 20 30–65 Culture 40 70 Nd Nd 100 Nd Nd
Dahlen et al. [45] China 60 55–69 Culture 10 50 Nd Nd 93 Nd 80
Papapanou et al. [46] China 70
78
30–39
50–59
CKB 83 100 97 98 100 100 100
Papapanou et al. [47] Southern Thailand 207
149
30–39
50–59
CKB 97 99 99 99 99 99 98
Preus et al. [49] Sri Lanka 268 males 15–30+ IF 15 40 Nd Nd 76 Nd Nd
Timmerman et al. [48] Indonesia 255 15–25 IF 57
25
89
61
89
47
Nd
Nd
100
99
Nd
Nd
100a
92
Kvarnvik et al. [36] Northern Thailand 86 30–60 CKB 83 99 90 92 96 79 96
  1. Abbrevatíons: Nd Not detected; CKB Checkerboard; IF Immunofluorescens; Aa Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans; Pg Porphyromonas gingivalis; Td Treponema denticola; Tf Tannerella forsythia; Pi Prevotella intermedia; Fn Fusobacterium nucleatum; Cr Campylobacter rectus.
  2. aindicate prevalence of motile rods