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Table 5 Predictor of presence of caries in the oral cavity of 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
Father’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.06 0.89 0.48 – 2.32
Mothers’ knowledge of caries prevention practices 1.17 0.70 0.52 – 2.60
Children’s knowledge of caries prevention practices 0.99 0.97 0.44 – 2.21
Children brush their teeth twice a day or more 2.67 0.07 0.93 – 7.63
Children use of fluoridated toothpaste always 0.76 0.52 0.32 – 1.77
Children eat sugar-containing snacks less than once a day 1.34 0.43 0.64 – 2.30
Children floss at least once a day 2.60 0.28 0.46 – 14.78
Children had dental check-up within last 12 months 1.08 0.56 0.83 – 1.40