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Table 2 Oral findings and oral care habits of participants

From: Oral health and emotional well-being in premenopausal and postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional cohort study

Characteristics PMW group (N = 56)
Mean ± SD or n (%)
RMPW group (N = 59)
Mean ± SD or n (%)
p-value*
Number of missing teeth 3.88 ± 2.41 2.14 ± 2.43 < 0.0001,
0.048
Periodontal diagnoses
Healthy 2 (3.6%) 3 (5.1%) 0.42
Gingivitis 32 (57.1%) 37 (62.7%)
Periodontitis 22 (39.3%) 19 (32.2%)
Moderate 12 (21.4%) 8 (13.6) 0.73
Severe 10 (17.8%) 11 (17.5%)
Toothbrush frequency
< 1/day 4 (7.1%) 3 (5.1%) 0.623
1/day 19 (33.9%) 25 (42.4%)
≥ 2/day 33 (58.9%) 31 (52.5%)
Dental visit frequency
Over a complaint 41 (71.2%) 42 (73.2%) 0.522
1/year 10 (13.6%) 8 (17.9%)
2/year 5 (8.9%) 9 (15.3%)
  1. PMW post-menopausal women
  2. RMPW regularly menstruating premenopausal women
  3. *Pearson chi-square test
  4. After age adjustment