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Table 2 Social capital variables and unadjusted multilevel Odds Ratios (OR) for dental pain

From: Social capital and dental pain in Brazilian northeast: a multilevel cross-sectional study

  Dental pain  
 Yes  No OR 95% CI* P
  n = 167   n = 457
Neighborhood social capital, n (%)
 Low 64 (38.3) 145 (31.7) 1   
 Moderate 60 (35.9) 154 (33.7) 0.88 0.58-1.34 0.559
 High 43 (25.8) 158 (34.6) 0.62 0.39-0.96 0.034
Bonding social capitala, mean ± SD
 Affective Support 90.9 (14.7) 93.1 (13.8) 0.90 0.80-1.02 0.096
 Emotional Support 82.1 (20.3) 85.1 (19.3) 0.93 0.85-1.01 0.093
 Information Support 83.7 (20.1) 87.6 (17.7) 0.90 0.81-0.99 0.025
 Positive Interaction 84.1 (19.0) 88.8 (16.6) 0.86 0.78-0.95 0.003
 Material Support 88.4 (14.2) 89.6 (15.5) 0.95 0.85-1.07 0.401
Bridging social capital, n (%)
 Sport/artistic activities in the last year
 ≥ 1 75 (44.9) 223 (48.8) 1   
 0 92 (55.1) 234 (51.2) 1.17 0.82-1.67 0.390
 Meetings in the last year
 ≥ 1 23 (13.8) 52 (11.4) 1   
 0 144 (86.2) 405 (88.6) 0.80 0.48-1.36 0.416
 Charity work in the last yearb
 ≥ 1 28 (16.9) 102 (22.4) 1   
 0 138 (83.1) 354 (77.6) 1.42 0.90-12.25 0.137
 Relatives
 ≥ 1 147 (88.0) 422 (92.3) 1   
 0 20 (12.0) 35 (7.7) 1.64 0.92-2.93 0.095
 Friendsb
 ≥ 1 110 (66.3) 316 (69.3) 1   
 0 56 (33.7) 140 (30.7) 1.15 0.79-1.68 0.472
  1. *95% Confidence Interval; aBonding social capital: OR estimates assessed by 10-points increase.
  2. b n = 622.