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Table 3 Factors associated with having lost ≥ 5 teeth ≥ 1 tooth due to reasons other than caries. Chi square and adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence limits (CL).

From: Clinical and socio-behavioral correlates of tooth loss: a study of older adults in Tanzania

  % (n)
≥ 5 teeth
OR (95% CL)
≥ 5 teeth
% (n)
≥ 1 tooth
OR 95% CL
≥ 1 tooth
Age: 50–59 years 6.8 (31) 1 20.0 (91) 1
   60–69 years 15.5 (47)* 1.7 (1.1–2.8) 33.7 (102)* 1.4 (1.1–2.1)
   70+years 28.8 (79)* 3.7 (2.3–6.0) 51.8 (142)* 3.1 (2.1–4.4)
Sex: Male 19.2 (92) 1 40.2 (192) 1
   Female 11.8 (65) * 0.6 (0.4–0.9) 25.9 (143)* 0.5 (0.4–0.8)
Residence: Urban 9.8 (50) 1 24.3 (124) 1
Rural 20.6 (107) 1.2 (0.7–1.9) 40.6 (211) 1.3 (0.8–1.9)
Wealth index:     
   4 th quart/poorest 26.5 (68) 1 50.2 (129) 1
   3 rd quart 16.3 (42) 0.6 (0.3–1,4) 29.8 (77) 0.7 (0.4–1.3)
   2 nd quart 6.6 (18)* 0.3 (0.2–0.7) 22.4 (61)* 0.5 (0.3–0.9)
   1 st quart/least poor 12.0 (29) 0.8 (0.5–1.3) 28.1 (68)* 0.6 (0.3–0.9)
Dental attendance: Never 26.3 (56) 1 48.4 (103) 1
Dental attendance: When problems 12.3 (100)* 0.5 (0.3–0.8) 28.3 (231)* 0.5 (0.3–0.7)
Tooth mobility: 0–1 teeth 9.5 (79) 1 24.5 (203) 1
Tooth mobility: ≥ 2 teeth 38.8 (78)* 5.3 (3.5–7.9) 65.7 (132)* 5.4 (3.8–7.8)
Decayed: 0–1 teeth 13.2 (67) 1 30.7 (156) 1
Decayed: 2–22 teeth 17.2 (90) 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 34.2 (179) 1.0 (0.7–1.4)
Tobacco: yes 26.3 (62) 1 50.0 (118) 1
Tobacco: no 11.9 (95) 0.6 (0.4–1.0) 27.3 (217)* 0.6 (0.4–0.8)
  1. The total number in the different categories did not add up to 157 (≥ 5 teeth) and 335 (≥ 1 tooth) owing to missing values.
  2. * p ≤ 0.05