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Table 6 Dehiscence and fenestration prevalence and mean size by buccal and lingual surfaces in the crossbite group (study group) and the noncrossbite group (comparison group)

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

 Crossbite group
(n = 437)
Noncrossbite group
(n = 447)
p value
Buccal dehiscencePrevalence (number of observations)32.3% (141)22.4% (100)0.001**
Mean size (mm) ± SD4.51 ± 2.564.27 ± 2.540.473
Lingual dehiscencePrevalence (number of observations)25.9% (113)21.35% (95)0.107
Mean size (mm) ± SD3.24 ± 2.042.91 ± 1.130.150
Buccal fenestrationPrevalence (number of observations)25.6% (112)22.8% (102)0.329
Mean size (mm) ± SD4.23 ± 1.874.15 ± 1.760.729
Lingual fenestrationPrevalence (number of observations)11.7% (51)7.8% (35)0.054
Mean size (mm) ± SD4.47 ± 2.563.83 ± 1.960.220
  1. **p < 0.01 statistically highly significant