Table 6

Models for the association between OML disease groups and OIDP (n = 544)
OML disease groups N OIDP > 0N = 190% (n) Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) AdjustedaOR (95 % CI) Mutually adjustedbOR (95 % CI)
Tongue lesions
No 417 34.8 (142) 1 1
Yes 127 38.4 (48) 1.1 (0.7-1.7) 1.0 (0.6-1.6)
White lesions
No 440 34.7 (149) 1 1
Yes 104 39.8 (41) 1.2 (0.8-1.9) 1.3 (0.7-2.1)
Red and blue lesions
No 484 36.1 (171) 1 1
Yes 60 32.3 (19) 0.8 (0.4-1.4) 0.9 (0.9-1.0)
Vesiculobullous lesions
No 513 33.5 (169) 1 1 1
Yes 31 72.4 (21)** 5.2 (2.2-11.9) 7.4 (2.9-18.8)** 8.2 (3.2-20.9)**
Oral ulcerative lesions
No 520 33.9 (173) 1 1 1
Yes 24 77.3 (17)** 6.6 (2.4-18.3) 5.7 (1.9-16.9)* 6.7 (2.2-20.0)*
Pigmented lesions
No 523 35.7 (183) 1 1
Yes 21 35.0 (7) 0.9 (0.3-2.4) 0.7 (0.2-2.3)

*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 OML disease groups.

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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