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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Changes in dental plaque following hospitalisation in a critical care unit: an observational study

Characteristics Number of patients Percentage
Gender   
   Female 27 54%
   Male 23 46%
Nutritional status   
   Nil by mouth 34 65%
   Oral 12 24%
   Enteral 3 6%
   Parenteral 1 2%
Dependency of oral care   
   Dependent 28 56%
   Independent 22 44%
Type of ventilation   
   Nasal 31 62%
   Endotracheal 12 24%
   Self-ventilated 4 8%
   Facemask 3 6%
Medications   
   Antibiotics 38 76%
   Antacids 33 66%
   Antifungals 3 6%
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