# Table 4

Multivariate logistic regression analysis of racial difference related to maternal oral health behaviors
Characteristics Model A Model B Model C Model D Model E
aOR (95% CI) aOR (95% CI) aOR (95% CI) aOR (95% CI) aOR (95% CI)
Race
Native 1 1 1 1 1
Immigrant 0.35 (0.17-0.75) 0.29 (0.13-0.64) 3.13 (1.47-6.67) 1.24 (0.42-3.69) 0.26 (0.10-0.65)
Age
> = 30 1 1 1 1 1
<30 1.08 (0.60-1.95) 0.66 (0.40-1.19) 0.45 (0.26-0.81) 0.88 (0.41-1.88) 2.34 (1.08-5.04)
Educational level
College or higher 1 1 1 1 1
High school 1.23 (0.73-2.08) 0.85 (0.53-1.36) 1.20 (0.76-1.88) 0.38 (0.21-0.71) 0.96 (0.47-1.99)
Less than high school 0.67 (0.29-2.08) 0.97 (0.40-2.35) 0.85 (0.37-1.92) 0.70 (0.22-2.21) 1.18 (0.39-3.55)
Household income
>NTD 59,999 1 1 1 1 1
NTD 40,000-59,999 1.52 (0.87-2.67) 1.33 (0.80-2.23) 1.07 (0.66-1.73) 0.87 (0.49-1.53) 1.04 (0.49-2.19)
<NTD 40,000 0.89 (0.52-1.50) 1.23 (0.74-2.05) 1.09 (0.67-1.76) 0.69 (0.37-1.30) 1.03 (0.50-2.13)
Knowledge 1.14 (1.00-1.31) 1.18 (1.03-1.34) 0.97 (0.86-1.10) 1.18 (0.98-1.42) 1.19 (1.02-1.40)
Attitudes 0.98 (0.96-1.01) 1.02 (0.99-1.05) 1.01 (0.99-1.03) 1.03 (1.00-1.06) 1.00 (0.97-1.04)

aOR was adjusted for covariates in the table.

Model A: Maternal dental floss use (Yes vs. No).

Model B: Maternal fluoride toothpastes use (Yes vs. No).

Model C: Maternal consumption of sweeten beverages per week (Once or less vs. Twice or more).

Model D: Maternal regular dental check-up (Yes vs. No).

Model E: Visited a dentist in the past two years (Yes vs. No).

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Oral Health 2014 14:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-14-3