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Table 2 Periodontal characteristics

From: Feasibility of training community health workers to conduct periodontal examinations: a validation study in rural Nepal

CharacteristicAuxiliary nurse midwivesDentistP-value
Number of teetha
 Mean number of teeth27.9 ± 0.3627.9 ± 0.36
Bleeding on probing (BOP)
 Proportion of sites BOP13.6 ± 11.311.4 ± 12.00.22
  ≥ 1 site BOP (No. (%))18 (85.7)17 (81.0)0.56
  ≥ 1 site & < 10% of sites BOP (No (%))5 (23.8)8 (38.1)
  ≥ 10% & < 25% of sites BOP (No (%))8 (38.1)5 (23.8)
  ≥ 25% of sites BOP (No (%))5 (23.8)4 (19.1)0.56
Probing depth (PD)
 Mean PD (mm)1.6 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.20.02
 Proportion of sites with PD ≥3 mm9.3 ± 11.54.2 ± 6.00.05
  ≥ 1 site PD ≥4 mm (No (%))1 (4.8)0 (0.0)
Clinical attachment loss (CAL)b
 Mean CAL (mm)1.6 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.20.02
  ≥ 1 site CAL ≥4 mm (No (%))2 (9.5)1 (4.8)0.56
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD unless otherwise noted
  2. a Excluding third molars
  3. b Direct site only
  4. Periodontal characteristics of study participants as measured by the auxiliary nurse midwives and dentist