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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of sex, age and Hb

From: Associations of early childhood caries with salivary beta defensin-3 and childhood anemia: a case–control study

Characteristics n = 80 (%) Anemic: non-anemic (ratio) ECC: non-ECC (ratio) Cases (with ECC)
n = 40 (%)
Controls (without ECC)
n = 40 (%)
Sex      
Female 47 (58.7) 22:25 18:29 29 (72.5%) 18 (45%)
Male 33 (41.25) 18:15 22:11 11 (27.5%) 22(55%)
Age (months)a 65.0 ± 4.4     
Hb levela (g/dl) 11.6 ± 1.6     
  1. Hb, Hemoglobin; ECC, Early childhood caries
  2. aValues are represented as Mean ± SD