AUTHOR & DATE OF STUDY (ID)STUDY DESIGNNAGEINTERVENTION FREQ (/12).NUMBER OF TEETHSUBJECTS WITH DENTINAL CARIES ON BW RADIOGRAPHSUBJECTS WITH VISUAL CARIES CAUSING CAVITATIONSUBJECTS WITH >30% TOOTH BONE LOSSSUBJECTS WITH MOBILE TEETH
200Dental visit patternMedianIQRRange
Bullock et al., 2001Case Control100 cases

100 controls
18-29

30-44

45-59

≥ 60
Regular Attenders (Controls)
At least two dental examinations in the course of the past two years
2725-287-32n(%)n(%)n(%)n(%)
Absent:7882Absent:8181Absent:8084Absent:9292
Present:1718Present:1919Present:1516Present:88
N=95 (bw not taken for 5 subjects with no posterior teeth)N=100N=95N=100
Casual Attenders (Cases):
No dental examination in the past two years and who had attended in response to a problem.
2724-2914-32Absent:4043Absent:2121Absent:6771Absent:7676
Present:5457Present:7979Present:2729Present:2424
N=94 (bw not taken for 6 subjects with no posterior teeth)N=100N=94N=100
p-value 0.154 (adjusted for age, gender and social class)

p-value 0.409 (adjusted for age, gender, social class and smoking status)
p <0.001 (adjusted for age, gender and social class)

p <0.001 (adjusted for age, gender, social class and smoking status)
p = 0.013 (adjusted for age, gender and social class)

p = 0.046 (adjusted for age, gender, social class and smoking status)
p < 0.001 (adjusted for age, gender and social class)

p 0.001 adjusted for age, gender, social class and smoking status).

From: Appendix D, HTA Update Key Study Characteristics

Cover of Dental Recall
Dental Recall: Recall Interval Between Routine Dental Examinations.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 19.
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