Table 4 : Correlation between blood pressure, plasma glucose and periodontal status.


  Quartiles Diastolic BP
< 90 (< 85)
Diastolic BP
> 90 (85)
Systolic BP
< 140
Systolic BP
> 140
PG below
cut-off level
(non- DM medication)
PG beyond
cut-off level
(non- DM medication)

Number of teeth < 20 teeth 48 9 20 37 54 (55) 3 (2)
  % in BP & PG group 34.5 29.0 24.4 42.0 33.8 (33.7) 30.0 (28.6)
  > 20 teeth 91 22 62 51 106 (108) 7 (5)
  % in BP & PG group 65.5 71 75.6 58.0 66.3 (66.3) 70.0 (71.4)

Number of pockets ≥ 4mmwith PD of ≥ 4mm q1 51 8 27 32 54 (57) 5 (2)
  % in BP & PG group 37.2 25.8 32.9 37.2 34.2 (35.4) 50.0 (28.6)
  q2 45 9 22 32 53 (53) 1 (1)
  % in BP & PG group 32.8 29.0 26.8 37.2 33.5 (32.9) 10.0 (14.3)
  q3 41 14 33 22 51 (51) 4 (4)
  % in BP & PG group 29.9 45.2 40.2 25.6 32.3 (31.7) 40.0 (57.1)

Mean pocket depth ≥ 4mm q1 50 8 27 31 54 (56) 4 (2)
  % in BP & PG group 36.5 25.8 32.9 36.0 34.2 (34.8) 40.0 (28.6)
  q2 55 11 31 35 63 (64) 3 (2)
  % in BP & PG group 40.1 35.5 37.8 40.7 39.9 (39.8) 30.0 (28.6)
  q3 32 12 24 20 41 (41) 3 (3)
  % in BP & PG group 23.4 38.7 29.3 23.3 25.9 (25.5) 30.0 (42.9)

Total mm of registered PD of ≥ 4 mm q1 50 8 27 31 54 (56) 4 (2)
  % in BP & PG group 36.5 25.8 32.9 36.0 34.2 (34.8) 40.0 (28.6)
  q2 54 14 29 39 65 (66) 3 (2)
  % in BP & PG group 39.4 45.2 35.4 45.3 41.1 (41.0) 30.0 (28.6)
  q3 33 9 26 16 39 (39) 3 (3)
  % in BP & PG group 24.1 29.0 31.7 18.6 24.7 (24.2) 30.0 (42.9)

Marginal alveolar bone loss q1 35 6 25 16 41 (41) 0 (0)
  % in BP & PG group 27.8 21.4 31.6 21.3 28.5 (27.9) 0 (0)
  q2 62 12 42 32 69 (71) 5 (3)
  % in BP & PG group 49.2 42.9 53.2 42.7 47.9 (48.3) 50.0 (42.9)
  q3 29 10 12 27 34 (35) 5 (4)
  % in BP & PG group 23.0 35.7 15.2 36.0 23.6 (23.8) 50.0 (57.1)

Friman et al.Cardiovascular System  2013 1:5DOI : 10.7243/2052-4358-1-5