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Table 4 Partial rank correlations, with age at death (yr) as confounder, of periodontal and dental pathologies with TMJ-OA lesion severity (all three age classes, n = 1872)

From: Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint in the Eastern Atlantic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina vitulina) from the German North Sea: a study of the lesions seen in dry bone

  Periodontitisa) No. of tooth fractures No. of intravitally lost teeth
maxTMJ - OA 0.029ns 0.048* 0.096**
sumTMJ - OA 0.005ns 0.052* 0.112**
  1. a)maxTMJ-OA with maxPeriodontitis; sumTMJ-OA with sumPeriodontitis
  2. ** p ≤ 0.01* 0.01 > p < 0.05, ns p ≥ 0.05