Table 3

Distribution of ECC by socio-demographic and behavioral factors, Manyara (n = 1221) and Kampala (n = 816)
Manyara Categories % (n) Adjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted RR (95% CI)
Age of child 6-12 month 0.8 (3) 1 0.2 (0.05 – 0.78)
13-24 months 2.4 (14) 0.4 (0.06 - 2.95) 0.3 (0.19 – 0.55)
25-36 months 11.8 (28)** 1.2 (0.15 – 8.92) 1
Teeth present upper jaw 0-4 0.4 (2) 1 0.2 (0.06 – 0.42)
5-10 5.6 (43)** 8.9 (1.52 -52.47) 1
Plaque score No 1.0 (5) 1 1.9 (0.98 – 3.49)
Yes 5.5 (40) ** 1.2 (0.35 – 3.77) 1
Current breastfeeding No 7.4 (36) 1 1.0 (0.51 – 1.79)
Yes 1.2 (9) ** 0.8 (0.30 – 2.17) 1
Enamel hypoplasia No 3.2 (36) 1 0.7 (0.41 – 1.16)
Yes 9.3 (9)** 1.6 (0.72 – 3.61) 1
Sum score of dietary sugar intake Low 2.2 (15) 1 0.6 (0.37 – 0.88)
High 5.4 (30) ** 1.8 (1.00 – 3.49) 1
Received information from health care worker No 4.3 (42) 1 2.2 (1.11 – 4.38)
Yes 1.3 (3)* 0.3 (0.09 – 0.93) 1
Kampala
Age of child 6-12 month 1.9 (7) 1 0.3 (0.09 – 1.22)
13-24 months 12.8 (31) 1.4 (0.39 - 4.69) 0.5 (0.29 – 0.78)
25-36 months 54.2 (110)** 5.2 (1.31 – 21.01) 1
Teeth present upper jaw 0-4 1.1 (4) 1 0.4 (0.09 – 1.68)
5-10 31.4 (144)** 2.7 (0.62 – 12.09) 1
Teeth present lower jaw 0-4 1.9 (7) 1 0.5 (0.11 – 2.13)
5-10 32.1 (141)** 2.2 (0.47 – 10.36) 1
Caretakers age > 24 years 14.7 (65) 1 0.8 (0.60 – 1.19)
25 yrs and above 22.3 (83)** 1.3 (0.83 – 2.12) 1
Plaque score No 5.2 (25) 1 0.5 (0.29 – 0.78)
Yes 38.4 (111) ** 2.8 (1.61 – 4.95) 1
Current breastfeeding No 33.0 (109) 1 0.9 (0.53 – 1.49)
Yes 6.3 (28) ** 1.4 (0.70 – 2.79) 1
Enamel hypoplasia No 13.3 (88) 1 0.7 (0.48 – 0.98)
Yes 44.0 (48)** 2.3 (1.36 – 3.95) 1
Sum score of dietary sugar intake Low 3.6 (10) 1 0.5 (0.24 – 0.91)
High 25.6 (126)** 3.0 (1.39 – 6.34) 1

* P < 0.05, **P < 0.01.

Masumo et al.

Masumo et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:24   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-24

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