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Table 1 Profile of treated cases

From: Experience versus complication rate in third molar surgery

Category Description n (%)
Gender Male 501 (46.1)
  Female 586 (53.9)
Age (years) Mean 23.3
  Median 22.0
  SD 4.2
  Range 17 – 36
Degree of impaction of 3rd molar Fully erupted 104 (9.6)
  Partially erupted 857 (78.8)
  Fully impacted 126 (11.6)
Proximity to inferior alveolar nerve > 2 mm 244 (22.4)
  <= 2 mm 843 (77.6)
Duration of surgery (mins) Mean 18.1
  Median 18.0
  SD 7.3
  Range 4 – 39
Seniority of surgeon Resident 518 (47.7)
  Specialist 569 (52.3)