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Table 3 Percentages of sites with bleeding on probing (BOP) measurements at baseline, 4, and 8 weeks N = 68

From: Effects of probiotic bacterium Weissella cibaria CMU on periodontal health and microbiota: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Teeth site Timepoint Mean ± SD Delta mean ± SD
Probiotic
(n = 34)
Placebo
(n = 34)
P -value# Probiotic
(n = 34)
Placebo
(n = 34)
P-value#
Overall Baseline 16.21 ± 14.23 19.15 ± 17.88 NS    
4 weeks 7.56 ± 13.20a 11.47 ± 14.06a NS −8.59 ± 14.78 −7.56 ± 13.97 NS
8 weeks 6.29 ± 8.54a 9.74 ± 14.26a NS −9.82 ± 14.36 −9.35 ± 13.58 NS
Maxilla Buccal Baseline 13.68 ± 24.77 14.68 ± 23.52 NS    
4 weeks 5.85 ± 19.15 8.74 ± 14.78 NS −7.82 ± 27.33 −5.88 ± 23.80 NS
8 weeks 1.97 ± 11.49a 7.79 ± 16.48 .030 −11.74 ± 25.77 −6.85 ± 22.82 NS
Lingual Baseline 19.53 ± 28.55 26.47 ± 30.55 NS    
4 weeks 6.85 ± 17.96a 15.62 ± 22.06a .038 −12.71 ± 27.18 −10.71 ± 26.81 NS
8 weeks 6.82 ± 15.91a 7.79 ± 20.14a NS − 12.71 ± 25.90 −18.56 ± 28.61 NS
Mandibular Buccal Baseline 8.74 ± 14.78 10.71 ± 17.75 NS    
4 weeks 4.85 ± 11.86 6.85 ± 21.37 NS −3.88 ± 17.73 − 3.88 ± 19.51 NS
8 weeks 5.82 ± 12.77 8.79 ± 18.90 NS −2.91 ± 20.50 −1.94 ± 16.13 NS
Lingual Baseline 22.41 ± 24.20 24.44 ± 25.09 NS    
4 weeks 12.74 ± 23.28 14.65 ± 22.00 NS −9.74 ± 31.18 −9.79 ± 27.77 NS
8 weeks 10.68 ± 15.67a 14.65 ± 24.86 NS −11.68 ± 26.90 − 9.79 ± 28.94 NS
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation
  2. aSignificant differences from baseline
  3. #Significant differences between the groups: P < .05, significant (bold); not significant (NS)