Skip to main content

Table 4 Factors associated with reduced posterior occluding support. Multivariate analysis controlled for use of tobacco (n = 1023). Chi-square, 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) 0–9 units Adjusted OR (95% CL)
Age:50–59 years 78.0 (354) 1
   60–69 years 82.5 (250) 1.3 (0.8–2.0)
   70+years 90.0 (244) * 2.7 (1.6–4.6)
Sex: Male 79.3 (379) 1
   Female 85.4 (472) * 1.4 (1.0–2.1)
Residence: Urban 87.9 (449) 1
Rural 77.3 (402)* 0.3 (0.1–0.5)
Wealth index:   
   4 th quart/poorest 79.4 (227) 1
   3 rd quart 78.7 (188) 1.0 (0.5–2.1)
   2 nd quart 86.9 (218) 1.1 (0.6–2.1)
   1 st quart/least poor 85.5 (218) 0.8 (0.5–1.3)
Decayed: 0–1 teeth 71.1 (361) 1
Decayed: 2–22 teeth 93.7 (490)* 7.2 (4.6–11.1)
Plaque: no visible 79.7 (444) 1
Plaque: moderate/abundant 85.7 (401) * 1.5 (1.0–2.2)
Tooth mobility: 0–1 teeth 81.1 (665) 1
Tooth mobility: ≥ 2 teeth 92.5 (186) * 3.0 (1.6–5.5)
Dental attendance: Never 71.4 (152) 1
Dental attendance: in problems 85.5 (694) * 2.3 (1.2–3.5)
Frequency attendance: Never 80.4 (644) 1
Frequency attendance: ≥ once 89.7 (210) * 2.1 (1.2–3.5)
  1. The total number in the different categories did not add up to 851 owing to missing values *
  2. p ≤ 0.05