Table 4

Unadjusted and adjusted associations of OIDP with socio-demographics, behaviours and number of types of OML in skin diseased patients (n = 544). Percentage (n), odds ratio (OR) and 95 % Confidence Interval (CI)
Variables OIDP > 0N = 190% (n) Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI)
Gender
Male 30.7 (81) 1 1
Female 40.5 (109)* 1.5 (1.0-2.2) 1.4 (0.9-2.1)
Age
18-32 yr 34.7 (95) 1 1
33-85 yr 36.4 (91) 1.0 (0.7-1.5) 0.9 (0.6-1.5)
Education
Lower 31.2 (82) 1 1
Higher 39.3 (103)* 1.4 (0.9-2.0) 1.4 (0.9-2.3)
Perceived oral health status
Good 24.5 (82) 1 1
Bad 54.8 (108)** 3.7 (2.5-5.4) 2.9 (1.9-4.5)**
Perceived health status
Good 30.5 (110) 1 1
Bad 46.7 (79) ** 2.0 (1.3-2.9) 1.5 (0.99-2.4)¶
Dental attendance
Never attended dental clinic 27.4 (90) 1 1
Attended dental clinic 48.8 (98)** 2.5 (1.7-3.6) 2.3 (1.5-3.5)**
Medical conditions
None 30.1 (87) 1 1
At least one 42.2 (103)* 1.6 (1.1-2.4) 1.3 (0.8-2.1)
Number of types of OML ♯
None 30.5 (69) 1
One 36.7 (72) 1.2 (0.7-1.9)
>one 44.1 (49)* 1.8 (1.1-3.2)*

* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.001, ¶ p = 0.05)

Number of types of OML; no OML (p = 0.06), one type OML (p = 0.3), >one type OML (p = 0.02)

The sum of the categories listed may not equal the total number due to lack of information.

Suliman et al.

Suliman et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-19

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