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Table 4 Prevalence and mean size of total bony defects, dehiscence, and fenestration in the study group (crossbite group) and comparison group (noncrossbite group)

From: Prevalence of posterior alveolar bony dehiscence and fenestration in adults with posterior crossbite: a CBCT study

 Crossbite group
(n = 437) teeth
Noncrossbite group
(n = 447) teeth
p value
Total bony defect prevalence (number of observations)61.6% (269)52.1% (233)0.005**
DehiscencePrevalence (number of observations)41.2% (180)33.3% (149)0.016*
Mean size (mm) ± SD4.47 ± 2.613.96 ± 2.260.058
FenestrationPrevalence (number of observations)34.6% (151)28.6% (128)0.058
Mean size (mm) ± SD4.37 ± 2.154.13 ± 1.830.305
  1. *p < 0.05 statistically significant
  2. **p < 0.01 statistically highly significant