Table 3: Multiple linear regression analysis of oral hygiene status, body mass index, and daily sugar intake on caries prevalence in 12-year-old school children.

Independent variablesDependent variable (caries affected at 12 years of age)
Odd ratio95% CI SE value
LowerUpper

Body mass index0.7420.3651.5110.3630.411
Daily sugar intake1.2140.6132.4070.3490.578
Oral hygiene status5.0611.669 15.3470.5660.004