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Table 4 Top 5 acute and chronic conditions and past medical and dental histories

From: Factors affecting dental diseases presenting at the University of Ghana Hospital

Characteristics Apical periodontitis Reversible pulpitis Gingivitis Periodontitis Halitosis Acute Chronic
Past medical history
 Hypertension 167 (9.2) 76 (9.0) 27 (6.6) 19 (8.5) 23 (7.3) 193 (7.34) 27 (1.03)
 Diabetic 134 (7.4) 50 (5.9) 21 (5.1) 15 (6.7) 25 (7.9) 141 (5.36) 27 (1.03)
 Others 79 (4.3) 43 (5.1) 20 (4.9) 7 (3.1) 17 (5.4) 107 (4.07) 24 (0.91)
 Nil of note 1442 (79.1) 673 (79.9) 343 (83.5) 182 (81.6) 252 (79.5) 1753 (66.68) 357 (13.58)
 Total 1822 (100) 842 (100) 411 (100) 223 (100) 317 (100) 2194 (83.5) 435 (16.5)
Past dental history
 No PDH 960 (52.7) 497 (59.0) 198 (48.2) 143 (64.1) 179 (56.5) 1158 (44.05) 243 (9.24)
 History of previous extraction 354 (19.4) 141 (16.7) 82 (20.0) 43 (19.3) 62 (19.6) 467 (17.76) 75 (2.85)
 History of routine preventive care 221 (12.1) 83 (9.9) 69 (16.8) 26 (11.7) 33 (10.4) 261 (9.93) 58 (2.21)
 History of all other treatments 287 (15.8) 121 (14.4) 62 (15.1) 11 (4.9) 43 (13.6) 308 (11.72) 59 (2.24)
 Total 1822 (100.0) 842 (100.0) 411 (100.0) 223 (100.0) 317 (100) 2194 (83.5) 435 (16.5)
Multiple chronic conditions
 Yes 40 (2.20) 18 (2.14) 7 (1.70) 6 (2.69) 2 (0.63) 73 (3.33) 6 (1.38)
 No 1782 (97.8) 824 (97.86) 404 (98.3) 218 (97.31) 315 (99.37) 2121 (96.67) 429 (98.62)