Table 4

Logistic regression to predict those at cut-off of 19 or above on the MDAS with variables: age group, sex, social class, education and self reported visiting to the dentist entered simultaneously

Variable

Odds Ratio1

95% CI

p value

Lower

Upper


Age group

60+ years2

1.00

0.0002

18–39 years

4.14

2.12

8.07

0.0001

40–59 years

3.01

1.51

5.99

0.0017

Sex

Male2

1.00

Female

2.09

1.35

3.24

0.0010

Social class

Non-manual2

1.00

Manual

1.80

1.16

2.80

0.0088

Education

University qualification2

1.00

No university qualification

1.77

1.06

2.96

0.0288

Self-reported visiting to the dentist

Regular2

1.00

Irregular

2.26

1.48

3.46

0.0002


1 Adjusted for the other variables in the table

2 Reference category

Humphris et al. BMC Oral Health 2009 9:20   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-9-20

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