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Table 1

General Characteristics of the Participants according to the Tongue Pressure Group

Variable Number (%)
Total 205 (100.0)
Sex
Male 59 (28.8)
Female 146 (71.2)
Age (y)
60∼69 34 (16.6)
70∼79 77 (37.6)
80∼89 85 (41.5)
≥90 9 (4.4)
Target tongue pressure reached
Yes 122 (59.5)
No 83 (40.5)
Number of systemic diseases
0 36 (17.6)
1 53 (25.9)
≥2 116 (56.6)
Body mass index
Under weight 5 (2.4)
Normal range 56 (27.3)
Overweight 47 (22.9)
Class 1 obesity 81 (39.5)
Class 2 obesity 16 (7.8)

Data analyzed using frequency and descriptive analysis.

Under weight: <18.5 kg/m2; Normal range: 18.5∼22.9 kg/m2; Overweight: 23.0∼24.9 kg/m2; Class 1 obesity: 25.0∼29.9 kg/m2; Class 2 obesity: ≥30.0 kg/m2.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2023;23:320-9 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2023.23.4.320
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