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Table 1 Chewing frequency behaviors and caries status in China

From: The economic benefits of increased sugar-free chewing gum in China: a budget impact analysis

Group Group definition Annual SFG consumption (pieces) Proportion of SFG users Mean DMFT
Group1: No use 0 chewing occasions per week 0 56.50% 2.303
Group2: Infrequent use 0.5 chewing occasions per week 26 20.90% 1.707
Group3: Light use 3.5 chewing occasions per week 182 15.00% 1.677
Group4: Moderate use 7 chewing occasions per week 365 4.50% 1.517
Group5: Heavy use 14 chewing occasions per week 730 3.10% 0.829
  1. SFG Sugar-Free Gum, DMFT decayed, missing and filled teeth in permanent dentition