Table 2

Mean number of risk and protective factors determined at initial CRA and at study visit, stratified by fluoride varnish (FV) receipt and detectable caries at study visit

Participants
Mean Number of FactorsAll
N=68
FV +
N=30
FV −
N=38
Caries +
N=29
Caries −
N=38
High-risk factorsInitial2.52.72.42.72.4
Study3.33.23.33.72.9
p-value*<0.0010.0520.0010.030.027
All risk factorsInitial3.53.63.53.23.2
Study4.64.54.64.24.2
p-value*<0.0010.0250.0010.0020.002
All protective factorsInitial2.832.62.72.7
Study3.73.43.23.33.3
p-value*<0.0010.1030.0120.0120.012
  • * p-value determined by Wilcoxen signed-rank test.