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Table 2 Severity of gingivitis among the participants

From: Gingival health and oral hygiene practices of schoolchildren in the North West Region of Cameroon

Gingivitis Gender Location Teeth cleaning
Male, n (%) Female, n (%) Urban, n (%) Rural, n (%) Regular, n (%) Irregular, n (%) Total, n (%)
Mild 284 (88.2) 265 (91.7) 255 (90.1) 294 (89.6) 270 (91.5) 279 (88.3) 549 (89.9)
Moderate 30 (9.3) 19 (6.6) 25 (8.8) 24 (7.3) 19 (6.5) 30 (9.5) 49 (8.0)
Severe 8 (2.5) 5 (1.7) 3 (1.1) 10 (3.1) 6 (2.0) 7 (2.2) 13 (2.1)
Total 322 289 283 328 295 316 611
P-value 0.360 0.194 0.373