Table 5

Unadjusted, adjusted and mutually adjusted associations of OIDP with reported oral symptoms in skin diseased patients (n = 544). Percentages (n), odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence interval (CI)
Reported symptoms previous 6 months OIDP > 0% (n) Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) AdjustedaOR (95 % CI) Mutually adjustedbOR (95 % CI)
Dental pain
No 20.0 (57) 1 1 1
Yes 55.2 (132)** 4.9 (3.3-7.2) 4.3 (2.8-6.6)** 3.1 (1.8-5.3)**
Tooth decay
No 21.8 (49) 1 1 1
Yes 46.4 (140)** 3.1 (2.1-4.5) 2.8 (1.8-4.3)** 1.8 (1.0-3.1)*
Abscess
No 31.7 (150) 1 1 1
Yes 74.0 (37)** 6.1 (3.1-11.8) 4.7 (2.3-9.5)** 2.3 (1.0-5.3)*
Broken tooth
No 36.2 (155) 1 1
Yes 35.4 (28) 0.9 (0.5-1.5) 0.8 (0.4-1.4) - -
Dry mouth
No 32.7 (133) 1 1 1
Yes 46.5 (53)* 1.7 (1.1-2.7) 1.5 (0.9-2.4) 0.9 (0.4-1.7)
Bleeding gum
No 27.0 (88) 1 1 1
Yes 49.3 (100)** 2.6 (1.8-3.7) 2.5 (1.6-3.7)** 1.3 (0.7-2.2)
Infected sore gum
No 27.8 (122) 1 1 1
Yes 78.0 (64)** 9.2 (5.2-16.2) 7.4 (4.0-13.4)** 4.1 (1.9-8.6)**
OML pain
No 31.3 (151) 1 1 1
Yes 76.5 (39)** 7.1 (3.6-13.9) 11.2 (5.2-23.9)** 10.3 (4.2-25.4)**
Number of symptoms
None 9.6 (7) 1 1
At least one 41.0 (164)** 6.5 (2.9-14.6) 6.7 (2.6-17.5)**

*p < 0.05, **p < 0.001

a) Adjusted for sex, age, education, perceived health status, dental attendance and medical condition.

b) Adjusted for sex, age, education, perceived health status, dental attendance, medical condition and other symptoms.

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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