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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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However, the DMF index brings some advantages such as simplicity, speed of aplication and low cost, enabling it use in epidemiological studies, for plotting population profiles, for patients screening or, in the assessment of quality of life (23,39,40), being used in several studies to evaluate the prevalence of TMD symptoms (18,41-43).
Considering the facts previously described and the limitations of the instruments used in this study, a high prevalence of clinical signs and symptoms of TMD by the anamnestic DMF index (89.8%) and the physical exam (56.4%) was observed.
In the present study, female gender was strongly associated with the presence of symptoms and clinical signs of TMD (DMF index and simplified clinical examination), as with "treatment need" (DMF index).