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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: U-shaped association between untreated caries and body mass index in adults at Rabat dental University hospital, Morocco: cross sectional study

Variables Values
Age (years) 27 ± 8
Female gender, n (%) 69 (68.31)
Income, n (%)
 Low 28 (27.73)
 Medium 32 (31.68)
 High 41 (40.59)
Frequency of tooth brushing, n (%)
 0 or 1/day 18 (17.83)
 2/day 49 (48.51)
 3/day 34 (33.66)
Tooth brushing motion, n (%)
 Appropriate 67 (66.34)
 Inappropriate 34 (32.66)
Reason of the dental attendance, n (%)
 Planned visit 26 (25.74)
 Acute visit 75 (74.26)
Education level, n (%)
 Non and primary 22 (21.78)
 Secondary 29 (28.72)
 University 50 (49.5)
BMI, n (%)  
 Underweight 35 (34.65)
 Normalweight 37 (36.63)
 Overweight 22 (21.78)
 Obese 7 (6.93)
Age at beginning tooth brushing (years), (mean ± SD) 3 ± 1
DT, (mean ± SD) 5.37 ± 3.66
MT, [median (IQR)] 4 (2–5)
FT, [median (IQR)] 2 (0–6)
DMFT, [median (IQR)] 12 (9–16)
GI, (mean ± SD) 1.42 ± 0.77
CPI, (mean ± SD) 1.15 ± 0.40
SDI, (mean ± SD) 1.28 ± 0.77
CSI, [median (IQR)] 1.26 (0.83–1.66)
  1. IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation, F female, BMI body mass index, FT number of filled teeth, MT number of missed teeth, DT number of decayed untreated teeth, DMFT number of decayed, missed and filled teeth, GI gingival index, CSI calculus surface index, DIS simplified Debris index, CPI community Periodontal index