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Table 2 Mean caries experience in young adults (n = 1295), expressed as DFS at baseline and after 3 years in relation to tobacco habits (n = 982)

From: Tobacco use and caries increment in young adults: a prospective observational study

  n Baseline 3-year follow-up
DFS = 0 DFS DFS = 0 DFS
No tobacco 733 26.7% 4.0 (4.8) 22.9% 5.0 (5.8)
Tobacco use 249 21.3% 5.1a (5.6) 16.9% 6.4a (6.9)
 Smoking 186 20.4% 5.6a (5.9) 9.9% 7.1a (7.3)
 Smokeless tobacco (snuff) 63 23.8% 3.6 (4.2) 20.6% 4.4 (5.0)
  1. Values in table denote percent, mean and standard deviation (SD)
  2. aStatistically significant difference compared with “no tobacco”, p < 0.001
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