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Table 3 Results of chi-square test with and without root resorption of different studied predictors

From: Predictive factors associated with adjacent teeth root resorption of palatally impacted canines in Arabian population: a cone-beam computed tomography analysis

Variable Category With resorption
No. (%)
Without resorption
No. (%)
P value
Alignment of incisors Spaced 8 (57.1) 6 (42.9) 0.099
Aligned 76 (79.2) 20 (20.8)
Crowded 4 (100) 0 (0)
Maxillary deciduous canine Extracted 43 (84.3) 8 (15.7) 0.157
Present with resorption 35 (74.5) 12 (25.5)
Present without resorption 10 (62.5) 6 (37.5)
Root morphology of first premolar Single 11 (100) 0 (0) 0.078
Separated 48 (78.7) 13 (21.3)
Fused 29 (69) 13 (31)
Canine rotation Mesiopalatal 50 (87.7) 7 (12.3) 0.013
Distopalatal 38 (66.7) 19 (33.3)
Contact relationship No contact 0 (0) 25 (100) 0.001
With central incisors 1 (50) 1 (50)
With lateral incisors 18 (100) 0 (0)
With first premolars 6 (100) 0 (0)
With central and lateral incisors 23 (100) 0 (0)
With lateral incisors and first premolars 28 (100) 0 (0)
With centrals, laterals incisors and first premolars 12 (100) 0 (0)
Area of contact No contact 1 (3.8) 25 (96.2) 0.001
Cervical lateral incisors 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3)
Middle lateral incisors 20 (100) 0 (0)
Apical lateral incisors 28 (100) 0 (0)
Middle central, apical lateral incisors 5 (100) 0 (0)
Middle lateral incisors, apical first premolar 24 (100) 0 (0)
Middle central, lateral incisors and apical first premolar 8 (100) 0 (0)