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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of periodontal status

From: MMP-2 salivary activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients

 HealthyMild P.Moderate P.Severe P.p-value
n = 31n = 18n = 15n = 33
Plaque (%)94.39 ± 19.8587.74 ± 30.14100 ± 090.43 ± 27.630.79
Gingival redness (%)4.68 ± 18.815.68 ± 11.586.38 ± 11.4714.68 ± 21.04< 0.016*
Bleeding on probing (%)17.72 ± 22.3119.15 ± 19.1727.05 ± 30.8719.93 ± 24.950.72
Suppuration (%)000.3 ± 1.0110.43 ± 1.150.79
Pocket probing depth (mm)1.47 ± 0.3261.52 ± 0.571.95 ± 0.552.32 ± 0.72< 0.02*
Clinical attachment loss (mm)1.12 ± 0.6561.7 ± 0.82.4 ± 0.663.4 ± 1.8< 0.01*
  1. Plaque, gingival redness, bleeding on probing, suppuration, pocket probing depth, clinical attachment loss are show as mean ± SD; all presented
  2. * p values are based on repeated measures ANOVA