International Journal of Dentistry / 2018 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Oral Hygiene Practices among Saudi Arabian Children and Its Relation to Their Dental Caries Status

Table 5

Multivariate model for the association between decay, missing, filled, and plaque.

Variables (%)Plaque adjusted OR (95% CI)DMFT adjusted OR (95% CI)

Age
 12-year-old275 (55)0.000.051.000.18
 13-year-old225 (45)0.06 (−0.00, 0.12)1.12 (0.93, 1.35)

Gender
 Male250 (50)0.000.281.00
 Female250 (50)−0.04 (−0.11, 0.12)0.92 (0.81, 1.06)

Mothers education
 University128 (25.6)0.000.771.000.26
 High school240 (47.9)−0.02 (−0.11, 0.06)0.97 (0.80, 1.17)
 Primary school133 (26.5)0.01 (−0.10, 0.13)1.11 (0.92, 1.33)

Snacks between meals/day
 Once189 (37.8)0.000.301.000.01
 Twice202 (40.4)0.03 (−0.02, 0.09)1.06 (0.86, 1.31)
 Three or more109 (21.8)0.06 (−0.03, 0.15)1.25 (1.00, 1.57)

Sugar consumption level/day
 Low168 (33.6)0.000.031.000.00
 Moderate207 (41.4)0.07 (0.00, 0.14)1.06 (0.86, 1.31)
 High125 (25.0)0.13 (0.02, 0.24)1.25 (1.00, 1.57)

Frequency of brushing/day
 Irregular136 (27.1)0.000.001.000.03
 Once159 (31.7)−0.06 (−0.14, 0.00)0.89 (0.70, 1.12)
 Twice or more206 (41.2)−0.09 (−0.17, −0.00)0.80 (0.64, 0.93)

Significant relation of the assessed independent variables with plaque and DMFT scores.

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