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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Oral health status and oral health-related quality of life among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the United Arab Emirates: a matched case-control study

VariableNon-diabetic
N = 88
Diabetic
N = 88
P-Value
Age, mean (SD) 43.0 (1.5)43.1 (1.5)a0.98
Duration of diabetes in years NA7.3 (6.4)NA
SexMales (%)48 (55)32 (36)b0.02
Females (%)40 (45)56 (64) 
Marital statusSingle (%)25 (28)25 (28)b1.0
Married (%)63 (72)63 (72) 
Level of educationSchool (%)32 (36)32 (37)b0.96
University (%)56 (64)55 (63)
SmokingNo (%)65 (75)63 (72)b0.61
Yes (%)22 (25)25 (28)
Clinical attachment lossCAL < 3 mm80 (90)68 (77)b0.01
CAL ≥ 3 mm8 (10)20 (23) 
Decayed (D) Missing (M) Filled (F) TeethD (SD)4.5 (4.9)3.8 (4.3)a0.37
M (SD)3.4 (4.6)3.3 (4.6)a0.97
F (SD)5.0 (5.2)5.1 (4.9)a0.92
  1. Numbers do not add up to the full sample size due to missing individual data
  2. aBased on independent t-test; bBased on Chi-square test