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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the studied patient sample (n = 75) and their fixed appliance treatment duration at the time of the study

From: Oral microbiota carriage in patients with multibracket appliance in relation to the quality of oral hygiene

Group Age (years) mean ± SD Male Female MB in situ (months) mean ± SD
Total sample 14.4 ± 1.8 36 39 16 ± 9.2
GOH 14.6 ± 1.8 6 19 14.9 ± 7.9
POH 14.0 ± 1.4 16 9 13.4 ± 6.7
POH/WSL 14.6 ± 1.3 14 11 19.6 ± 11.3
  1. SD standard deviation, MB multibracket appliance, GOH good oral hygiene, POH poor oral hygiene, POH/WSL poor oral hygiene with white spot lesions