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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics data for participants in both groups

From: Salivary pH changes under the effect of stainless steel versus elastomeric ligatures in fixed orthodontic patients: a single-center, randomized controlled clinical trial

Study characteristics Stainless Steel Elastomeric Total
Number of participants (who received the allocation intervention) 31 31 62
Age (y)—mean (SD) 20.45 ± 4.26 20.48 ± 3.92 20.47 ± 4.60
Gender distribution (Male / Female) 6/25 6/25 12/50
  1. y years, SD standard deviation