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Table 4 Multiple Logistic Regression Results Demonstrating Odds-ratios of Being in the High DMFT Group vs. in the Cariesfree Group.

From: A case-control study of determinants for high and low dental caries prevalence in Nevada youth

   Caries Free vs. Top 30% DMFT Score
Variable Wald Statistic OR (95% CI)
Race Group 159.63*   
   White, Non-Hispanic   1.00  
   Black, Non-Hispanic   2.27 (2.37 - 3.37)
   Hispanic   2.96 (2.05 - 3.27)
Age 59.784***   
   12-15   1.00  
   16-19   2.04 (1.70 - 2.45)
Fluoridation 59.233***   
   Fluoridation   1.00  
   Without Fluoridation   2.04 (1.69 - 2.45)
Applied Sealants 53.833***   
   Sealants   1.00  
   No Sealants   1.53 (1.44 - 1.63)
Second Hand Smoke 33.1258***   
   Non-exposed   1.00  
   Exposed   1.42 (1.03 - 1.53)
Insurance Status 6.587*   
   Insured   1.00  
   Not Insured   1.25 (1.04 - 1.51)
Smoking Status 6.479*   
   Currently do not Smoke   1.00  
   Currently Smoke   1.85 (1.68 - 2.06)
  1. All significant Independent Variables Remain in Final Model.
  2. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001