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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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forsythia.16,17 According to our study there is statistically significant decrease in whole mouth plaque, gingival index and bleeding scores (19.87%, 15.9% and 17.96% respectively) in text message group.
When BF2 was associated with the gingival index and with the mean percentage of bleeding surfaces, statistically significant associations were found.
TABLE 1: RELATIONSHIP OF GINGIVAL INDEX WITH SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER VARIABLES SHOWING INSIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE VARIABLES (CUT OF P-VALUE>0.05)
At the 3 month observation period, all subject regardless of group showed improvements in plaque scores, gingival index scores, pocket depth, and clinical attachment.
Table 3 presents score of gingival index of both abutment and control teeth (p<0.001).
No significant differences were found between the skin color groups in relation to the gingival index (p = 0.10).
The current study suggests that for subjects with mild gingival inflammation, CPC can be more effective than placebo at reducing plaque, gingival bleeding and gingival index scores.
Study design: on baseline--Plaque index, Gingival index, Russels periodontal index and Oral hygiene index was recorded and scaling and root planning was performed.
Mean Plaque Index (PI) and Mean Modified Gingival Index (MGI) at 2 weeks after baseline were the primary efficacy endpoints.
Mean gingival index was 1.1 at baseline and 0.85 at post-treatment (p=0.04).
Key Words: Children, Gingivitis, Gingival index, Oral Hygiene Practices.
Kenneth and Kwalkwarff (10) had assessed the effect of accumulated dose of oral contraceptives and found that increased accumulative dose of oral contraceptive had no effect on oral debris index, though there was an increase in gingival index. The plaque index used in my study was more sensitive than the debris index used by Kenneth and Kalwarf.