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Index

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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Community Periodontal Index (CPI) was used for disease assessment.
TABLE 4: CPI scores (community periodontal index) between HIV positive and negative groups.
The percentage of sextants with Community Periodontal Index (CPI 0, CPI 1, CPI 2, CPI 3, CPI 4) in the diabetic patients and the control group is presented in Table 2.
Periodontal indexes. The values for the plaque index, gingival index, and oral hygiene index were evaluated for all the children.
Results: The adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for incident diabetes in periodontal index categories 1 and 2 were not elevated, whereas the ORs in periodontal index categories 3 through 5 were 2.26 (95% CI 1.56-3.27), 1.71 (1.0-2.69), and 1.50 (0.99-2.27), respectively.
Russell concluded from these well-publicized epidemiologic data that age and oral hygiene contributed most to the variance in Periodontal Index (PI) scores.
At 5 years, participants had a complete oral examination, consisting of a caries assessment, a Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs diagnostic score on up to 10 teeth, and an oral hygiene questionnaire to evaluate oral health status.
Removable partial denture facilitates the accumulation of plaque and debris on teeth by increasing the number of microorganism in oral cavity thus disturbing the balance of oral flora.1 Abutment teeth that support the prosthesis have higher chances of Caries and Gingival diseases because irregular surface of prosthesis and poor oral hygiene facilitates the accumulation of plaque.1 Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the two most leading dental diseases World wide and they contribute to largest burden of oral diseases.2 The Community Periodontal index has been widely used internationally to compare periodontal disease status of populations.
The Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) developed and proposed by World Health Organisation, has been widely used to determine periodontal treatment needs.
A questionnaire developed by the researchers, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Index and the Community Periodontal Index were used for data collection.
Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) developed and proposed by WHO, has been widely used to determine needs [Cutress et al., 1987].