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Table 2 Predictors of good knowledge of caries prevention practices and preventive oral health practices by children in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

From: Association between knowledge of caries preventive practices, preventive oral health habits of parents and children and caries experience in children resident in sub-urban Nigeria

Variables Variables
Odds ratio p-Value Confidence interval
Knowledge of caries prevention practices
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.47 0.25 0.76 – 2.85
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.74 0.12 0.87 – 3.47
Brushes more than once a day
Father brushes more than once a day 2.29 0.18 0.69 – 7.57
Mother brushes more than once a day 21.25 *0.000 8.56 – 52.74
Use fluoridated toothpaste always or almost always
Father use fluoridated toothpaste always or almost always 1.14 0.83 0.35 – 7.57
Mother use fluoridated toothpaste always or almost always 39.45 *0.000 8.56 – 52.74
Eat sugar-containing snacks less than once a day
Father eats sugar containing snacks less than once a day 0.80 0.40 0.47 – 1.35
Mother eats sugar containing snacks less than once a day 3.07 *0.000 1.64 – 5.78
Practice of recommended oral self-care (ROSC)
Father practices ROSC 2.67 0.45 0.21 – 33.;21
Mother practices ROSC 77.15 *0.000 0.31 – 716.31
Floss at least once a day
Father floss at least once a day - - -
Mother floss at least once a day 5.30 *0.05 1.00 – 28.12
Dental check-up within last 12 months
Father does dental checkup within last 1 year 1.01 0.09 1.00 – 1.03
Mother does dental checkup within last 1 year - - -
No present smoking habit
Father has no present smoking habit 1.34 0.79 0.16 – 10.96
Mother has no present smoking habit 6.24 *0.03 1.19 – 32.74
  1. *statistically significantly different.