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Table 4 Logistic regression results on the factors associated with using health facilities among adults having experienced an oral problem (n = 809)

From: Illness-related behaviour and utilization of oral health services among adult city-dwellers in Burkina Faso: evidence from a household survey

Independent variables Odds ratio 95% CI P-value
Predisposing socio-demographic factors
Age group, years
   15–24 1.07 0.44–2.63 0.877
   25–34 2.65 1.48–4.74 0.001
   35–44 1.68 0.98–2.89 0.059
   45–54 1.46 0.78–2.73 0.242
   Over 54 -   
Religion
   Christian/Animist 1.81 1.27–2.56 0.001
   Muslim -   
Material living conditions of household
   High 3.39 2.11–5.43 <0.001
   Moderate 2.01 1.29–3.12 0.002
   Low -   
Predisposing health belief factors
Oral diseases are as important as other health problems
   Agree 2.09 1.21–3.62 0.009
   Disagree/Don't know -   
Going to the dentist is synonymous with pain
   Disagree/Don't know 0.47 0.33–0.66 <0.001
   Agree -   
Enabling factors
Social network
   Active participation 1.84 1.12–3.03 0.016
   Weak participation -   
Means of transport in town
   Moped or vehicle (car, taxi or bus) 2.15 1.44–3.21 <0.001
   On foot or bicycle -   
Perceived need factors
Oral problem caused limitation or stopped any of usual activities
   Yes 3.43 2.38–4.93 <0.001
   No/Don't know -   
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