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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: The oral cavity is not a primary source for implantable pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator infections

Characteristic Non-infected Infected ICD P-value
Age - yr 63.5 ± 19.3 73.3 ± 11.6 0.109
Male sex - no. (%) 15 (65) 15 (65)  
Hypertonic - no. (%) 9 (39) 11 (49)  
Diabetes - no. (%) 2 (8.7) 1 (5)  
Current smoking - no. (%) 8 (34.8) 6 (26)  
Immunesupressive medication - no. (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Lead infection – no.   18  
and/or pocket infection – no.   14  
and/or bacteremia – no.   5  
and/or endocarditis – no.   1  
BOP - % (min-max) 30 (0–62) 23 (0–68) 0.914
PI - mean (min-max) 1.19 (0.16-2.66) 1.35 (0.75-3.0) 0.004
PPD - mm (min-max) 4.20 (1.55-9.09) 3.11 (2.78-6.37) 0.588
Number of teeth - no. (min-max) 17.4 (0–31) 11.2 (0–27) 0.114
ICD for - years 7.5 (4–9) 2.7 (0–9) 0.006