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Table 4 Knowledge of caries prevention practices as predictor of use of 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
Brushes more than once a day
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.93 0.88 0.36 – 2.39
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.13 0.81 0.42 – 2.99
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 2.92 *0.009 1.30 – 6.55
Use fluoridated toothpaste always or almost always
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.52 0.23 0.76 – 3.07
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.96 0.92 0.48 – 1.95
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.58 0.27 0.70 – 3.56
Eat sugar-containing snacks less than once a day
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.03 0.90 0.59 – 1.84
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.93 0.81 0.52 – 1.67
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.78 0.41 0.42 – 1.42
**Practice of recommended oral self-care
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.94 0.95 0.14 – 6.40
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 3.60 0.30 0.33 – 39.85
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.62 0.67 0.07 – 5.55
Floss at least once a day
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.30 0.21 0.05 - 1.99
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.67 0.64 0.12 – 3.63
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.61 0.58 0.31 – 8.42
Dental check-up within last 12 months
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.43 0.29 0.09 – 2.02
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 2.04 0.39 0.41 – 10.15
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.61 0.92 0.22 – 5.47
No present smoking habit
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.34 0.14 0.08 – 1.43
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 2.74 0.14 0.71 – 10.56
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.40 0.13 0.12 – 1.30
  1. *statistically significantly different.