Table 3.

Correlation of Dental Caries and Salivary Biomarkers in CP Children.

Variable Correlation dft DMFT pH Buffering Capacity Saliva Flow Rate
Dental Caries dft Pearson Correlation 1 0.018 −0.217 0.050 −0.009
Sig. (2-tailed) - 0.927 0.266 0.799 0.964
n 28 28 28 28 28

DMFT Pearson Correlation 0.018 1 0.341 −0.036 0.461*
Sig. (2-tailed) 0.927 - 0.076 0.855 0.014
N 28 28 28 28 28

Salivary Biomarkers pH Pearson Correlation −0.217 0.341 1 0.126 0.356
Sig. (2-tailed) 0.266 0.076 - 0.525 0.063
n 28 28 28 28 28

Buffering Capacity Pearson Correlation 0.050 −0.036 0.126 1 0.193
Sig. (2-tailed) 0.799 0.855 0.525 - 0.326
n 28 28 28 28 28

Salivary Flow Rate Pearson Correlation −0.009 0.461* 0.356 0.193 1
Sig. (2-tailed) 0.964 0.014 0.063 0.326 -
n 28 28 28 28 28

dft score range, 0–18; DMFT score range, 0–5.

*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (two-tailed).

dft, decay/filled teeth–primary dentition; DMFT, decay/missing/filled teeth–permanent dentition.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2021 April; 12(2): e0015. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2021 April 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10437.