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Table 5 Factors influencing patients' satisfaction with dental appearance by simple logistic regression analysis

From: Factors influencing patient satisfaction with dental appearance and treatments they desire to improve aesthetics

Variables Crude OR 95% CI LR χ2 (df)a p valuea
Age group (years)     
   < 35 1.00 - 1.139 (2) 0.566
   35 - 54 1.02 0.59-1.78 0.005 (1)b 0.941
   ≥ 55 0.55 0.17-1.75 1.046 (1)b 0.306
Sex     
   Male 1.00 - 11.720 (1) 0.001
   Female 2.70 1.51-4.82   
Education     
   Primary/Secondary 1.00 - 1.330 (1) 0.249
   Post secondary/Tertiary 0.73 0.42-1.25   
Dissatisfied with tooth color     
   No 1.00 - 21.156 (1) < 0.001
   Yes 3.35 2.01-5.92   
Felt that teeth were crowded     
   No 1.00 - 0.460 (1) 0.498
   Yes 1.22 0.68-2.19   
Felt that teeth were poorly aligned     
   No 1.00 - 1.881 (1) 0.170
   Yes 1.47 0.85-2.56   
Felt that teeth protruded     
   No 1.00 - 14.217 (1) < 0.001
   Yes 3.42 1.75-6.71   
Perceived dental caries     
   No 1.00 - 0.002 (1) 0.962
   Yes 1.01 0.60-1.70   
Perceived non-aesthetic restorations     
   No 1.00 - 0.082 (1) 0.775
   Yes 1.08 0.62-1.89   
Perceived fractures     
   No 1.00 - 0.000 (1) 0.999
   Yes 1.00 0.49-2.04   
  1. a Likelihood Ratio (LR) test
  2. b Wald test