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Table 1 Age, playing position, oral health problems and dominant leg by Oral Status

From: Are oral health and fixed orthodontic appliances associated with sports injuries and postural stability in elite junior male soccer players?

Characteristic Oral Status p-valuesa
Both GP/DC and FOA absent N (%), Current or past FOA N (%) GP/DC present FOA absent N (%)
Age     =0.001
 12–14 years (0) 24 (50%) 24 (32%) 40 (62%0  
 15–17 years (1) 24 (50%) 51 (68%) 24 (37%)  
Playing position     < 0.001
 Non-striker (0) 30 (62%) 67 (89%) 37 (58%)  
 Striker (1) 18 (37%) 8 (11%) 27 (42%)  
GP/DC     
 Absent (0) 48 (100%) 21 (31%) 0 (0%)  
 Present (1) 0 (0%) 52 (69%) 64 (100%)  
TMJ problems     =0.02
 Absent (0) 38 (79%) 48 (64%) 34 (53%)  
 Present (1) 10 (21%) 27 (36%) 30 (47%)  
  1. GP/DC Gum problems and/or dental caries, TMJ problems Temporomandibular joint problems; achi-square test