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Table 8 Comparison of the bony defect prevalence between the buccal and lingual sides

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

 Buccal onlyLingual onlyBoth sidesBuccal totalLingual totalp value
Dehiscence prevalence (number of observations)Crossbite group (n = 437) 15.3% (67)8.9% (39)16.9% (74)32.3% (141)25.9% (113)0.037*
SG 1 (n = 110)9.1% (10)10% (11)18.2% (20)27.3% (30)28.2% (31)0.880
SG 2 (n = 327)17.4% (57)8.6% (28)16.5% (54)33.9% (111)25.1% (82)0.013*
Noncrossbite group (n = 447)Subgroup 3 (n = 447)12.1% (54)11% (49)10.3% (46)22.4% (100)21.3% (95)0.686
Fenestration prevalence (number of observations)Crossbite group (n = 437) 22.7% (99)8.7% (38)3% (13)25.6% (112)11.7% (51)< 0.001**
SG 1 (n = 110)20.9% (23)4.5% (5)5.5% (6)26.4% (29)10% (11)0.002**
SG 2 (n = 327)23.2% (76)10.1% (33)2.1% (7)25.4% (83)12.2% (40)< 0.001**
Noncrossbite group (n = 447)SG 3 (n = 447)20.8% (93)5.8% (26)2.0% (9)22.8% (102)7.8% (35)< 0.001**
  1. (p value is between the buccal total prevalence and lingual total prevalence)
  2. *p < 0.05 statistically significant
  3. **p < 0.01 statistically highly significant