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Table 2 Comparing socio-demographic characteristics of women who had periodontal disease and women who had no periodontal disease

From: Prevalence of and risk factors for periodontal disease among pregnant women in an antenatal care clinic in Khartoum, Sudan

VariableWomen who had periodontal disease (n = 97)Women who had no periodontal disease (n = 307)P
Age, years27.1 (5.8)26.8 (5.6)0.578
Parity1.6 (1.7)1.4 (1.5)0.200
Gestational age, weeks27.8 (9.8)30.7 (8.2)0.004
Education < secondary level31 (32.0)126 (41.0)0.121
History of miscarriage23 (23.7)62 (20.2)0.476
History of preterm delivery3 (3.1)11 (3.6)0.830
Brushing once13 (13.4)60 (19.5)0.313
 Twice62 (64.0)191 (62.2)
 More than twice22 (22.7)56 (18.2)
Antibiotic usage16 (16.5)35 (11.4)0.219
Body mass index, kg/m224.3 (3.5)24.1 (4.1)0.067
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