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Table 2 Multiple logistic regression of individual and combineda parental characteristics with 6-monthly and twelve-monthly dental visits

From: Predictors of dental visits among primary school children in the rural Australian community of Lithgow

Variables Model 1 (N = 585) Model 2 (N = 590) Model 3 (N = 585) Model 4 (N = 589)
  Adjusted OR with 95% CIb Adjusted OR with 95% CIb Adjusted OR with 95% CIb Adjusted OR with 95% CIb
Age of the subject 0.92 (0.85, 0.99)* 0.92 (0.85, 0.99)* 0.87 (0.79, 0.96)* 0.88 (0.80, 0.97)*
Decayed, missing and filled teeth Status NS2 NS2  
 No dmft/DMFT score    1.00 1.00
 One or more dmft/DMFT score    0.64 (0.43, 0.94)* 0.62 (0.42, 0.92)*
Serves of chocolate per day 1.27 (1.05, 1.54)* 1.27 (1.05, 1.54)* NS2 NS2
Education level of the Mother NS2 NS2   NS2
 University or College    1.00  
 High school or vocational training    2.28 (1.34, 3.91)*  
Highest employment in the household NS2 NS2 NS2  
 Managers and professionals     1.00
 Skilled workers     1.47 (0.69, 3.15)*
 Pensioners and unemployed     2.64 (1.21, 5.75)*
Private health insurance coverage
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.43 (0.30, 0.60)* 0.43 (0.30, 0.60)* 0.54 (0.35, 0.83)* 0.62 (0.39, 0.97)*
  1. Model 1 - Original data with outcome variable as 6-month visit and individual parental characteristics
  2. Model 2 – Original data with outcome variable as 6-month visit and combined parental characteristics
  3. Model 3 – Original data with outcome variable as yearly visit and individual parental characteristics
  4. Model 4 - Original data with outcome variable as yearly visit and combined parental characteristics
  5. aCombined parental traits indicate the highest of either parents’ factors such as education, employment and extraction history
  6. OR Odds ratio
  7. bConfidence interval
  8. *Statistically significant (p-value < 0.05)
  9. NS2 Non-significant (p-value > 0.05)