Table 5

Covariate-adjusted relative risk (RR) associated with dental use across chronic condition subgroups
Models A Model B Model C
Utilized any dental care in 2006 Utilized any diagnostic dental care in 2006 Utilized any preventive dental care in 2006 Utilized any routine restorative dental care in 2006 Utilized any complex restorative dental care in 2006
RR* 95% CI RR 95% CI RR* 95% CI RR† 95% CI RR* 95% CI
Main exposure variables (reference group = no)
Respiratory condition 1.06 1.03, 1.10 1.09* 1.05, 1.13 1.07 1.03, 1.11 1.10 1.02, 1.19 1.13 1.01, 1.26
Ear/nose/throat condition 1.02 0.99, 1.05 1.04† 1.01, 1.07 1.03 1.01, 1.07 1.03 0.97, 1.10 1.12 1.01, 1.24
Digestive condition 1.03 1.01, 1.05 1.03† 1.01, 1.06 1.02 0.99, 1.04 0.98 0.93, 1.04 1.04 0.96, 1.13
Musculoskeletal condition 1.06 1.04, 1.08 1.06† 1.04, 1.09 1.06 1.03, 1.08 1.08 1.02, 1.13 1.08 0.99, 1.17
Endocrine condition 0.99 0.96, 1.02 0.99† 0.97, 1.02 0.97 0.94, 1.01 0.83 0.77, 0.89 0.92 0.84, 1.02
Cardiovascular condition 1.00 0.97, 1.04 1.01† 0.97, 1.04 0.98 0.94, 1.02 0.98 0.90, 1.06 1.09 0.96, 1.23
Hematologic condition 1.04 0.99, 1.08 1.03† 0.99, 1.08 1.03 0.98, 1.08 0.99 0.89, 1.10 0.82 0.70, 0.98
Catastrophic neurological condition 0.72 0.63, 0.81 0.68* 0.60, 0.78 0.73 0.63, 0.84 0.48 0.34, 0.67 1.11 0.79, 1.56
Craniofacial condition 0.99 0.92, 1.07 0.98† 0.90, 1.06 0.92 0.83, 1.01 0.76 0.61, 0.96 0.83 0.61, 1.13
Diabetes 0.95 0.87, 1.05 0.95† 0.86, 1.05 0.98 0.87, 1.10 0.89 0.71, 1.13 0.67 0.44, 1.02

* Models adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, chronic condition severity, preventive medical care use in 2005, Medicaid-enrolled sibling, Medicaid-enrolled adult, rurality, and living in a dental Health Professional Shortage Area.

† Models adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, chronic condition severity, preventive medical care use in 2005, Medicaid-enrolled sibling, Medicaid-enrolled adult, statistical interaction between Medicaid-enrolled sibling and Medicaid-enrolled adult, rurality, and living in a dental Health Professional Shortage Area.

Chi and Raklios

Chi and Raklios BMC Oral Health 2012 12:28   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-28

Open Data