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Table 3 Multiple linear regression analysis of the OHSI by epidemiologic, demographic and behavioral variables

From: Oral health status and the epidemiologic paradox within latino immigrant groups

Independent variables Regression coefficient S.E. p
Place of birth    
Mexico reference   
Other Latinos - 5.048 1.615 <.01
% DT/ DFT - 0.094 0.021 <.001
No. RT/ MT - 3.097 0.707 <.001
mm AL at Mesial - 9.841 0.885 <.001
Age - 0.166 0.084 <.05
Gender    
Male reference   
Female + 3.871 1.780 <.05
Education    
≤ Elementary School reference   
Some High School or More + 1.737 0.634 ns
Income    
$0-$11,999 reference   
≥ $12,000 + 0.870 0.580 ns
Alcohol consumption    
Yes reference   
No + 1.741 1.697 ns
Tobacco use    
No reference   
Yes - 1.201 1.904 ns
Flossing use    
Yes reference   
No - 0.444 1.588 ns
Beta Constant +126.278 5.750 <.001
Adj. R2 = 0.5124   
  1. ns=not significant.