Table 3

Multiple linear regression analysis of the OHSI by epidemiologic, demographic and behavioral variables
Independent variables Regression coefficient S.E. p
Place of birth
Mexico reference
Other Latinos - 5.048 1.615 <.01
% DT/ DFT - 0.094 0.021 <.001
No. RT/ MT - 3.097 0.707 <.001
mm AL at Mesial - 9.841 0.885 <.001
Age - 0.166 0.084 <.05
Gender
Male reference
Female + 3.871 1.780 <.05
Education
≤ Elementary School reference
Some High School or More + 1.737 0.634 ns
Income
$0-$11,999 reference
≥ $12,000 + 0.870 0.580 ns
Alcohol consumption
Yes reference
No + 1.741 1.697 ns
Tobacco use
No reference
Yes - 1.201 1.904 ns
Flossing use
Yes reference
No - 0.444 1.588 ns
Beta Constant +126.278 5.750 <.001
Adj. R2 = 0.5124

ns = not significant.

Spolsky et al.

Spolsky et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:39   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-39

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