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Table 2 Median values for masticatory performance and maximum occlusal force between two loading groups

From: Masticatory performances and maximum occlusal forces of immediate and conventional loaded two-implant supported overdentures retained by magnetic attachments: preliminary study of randomized controlled clinical trial

  Median [first, third quartile]
Baseline 3 years 4 years 5 years
Color-changeable chewing gum score
 Immediate 60.0 [38.7, 72.7] 104.2 [94.6, 118.5] 128.9 [115.0, 144.0] 146.0 [123.8, 162.8]
 Conventional 53.3 [26.4, 73.4] 110.4 [76.0, 130.2] 134.4 [121.2, 155.8] 141 [96.6, 149.3]
P value 0.657 1.00 0.668 0.317
Gummy jelly score
 Immediate 2 [0.75, 3] 5.5 [4, 6] 5 [2, 7] 3 [2, 7]
 Conventional 1 [0.25, 3] 4 [1, 5] 4 [0.75, 5.25] 3.5 [2.25, 4.5]
P value 0.749 0.292 0.387 0.771
Maximum occlusal force (N)
 Immediate 165.0 [117.5, 197.8] 286.0 [254.5, 325.3] 220.0 [193.0, 445.0] 322.0 [155.0, 328.0]
 Conventional 136.5 [95.8, 234.5] 268.0 [232.0, 559.0] 323.0 [153.0, 477.0] 259.0 [174.0, 397.3]
P value 0.824 0.728 0.886 0.886
  1. The median, first quartile, and third quartile values for masticatory performance (color-changeable chewing gum, gummy jelly) and maximum occlusal force between two loading groups from baseline to 3, 4, and 5-year evaluation time point