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Table 5 Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for students' dental checkups and reported abstinence from tobacco products, according to sex, place of origin, age, educational level, and year of survey.

From: Oral health behavior patterns among Tanzanian university students: a repeat cross-sectional survey

  Dental checkups Never use of tobacco
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Sex     
Female vs male 2.5 2.0–3.1 6.8 4.2–11.2
Age     
19–25 yrs vs >25 yrs 0.9 0.7–1.2 1.6 1.6–2.2
Place of residence     
Urban vs rural 1.5 1.2–1.9 1.0 0.7–1.3
Educational level     
Higher vs lower 1.2 0.9–1.5 0.6 0.4–0.8
Survey year     
2001 vs 1999 1.0 0.9–1.3 1.5 1.1–1.9
  1. Model chi-square (df): Dental checkups χ2 = 85.2 (5); P < 0.001. Abstinence from tobacco χ2 = 121.3 (5); P < 0.001.