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Table 6 Beta coefficients of dmft/DMFT in all patients with SCD by individual characteristics, factors related to the disease, socio-economic factors, and oral conditions (n = 106)

From: Caries prevalence and impact on oral health-related quality of life in children with sickle cell disease: cross-sectional study

DMFT (Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth index) SCD patients
Predictors β SE
Individual characteristics
Age 0.37 0.20
Gender boy 0.18 0.48
Child living with both biol parents 0.18 0.54
Factor related to the disease
Diag.age 0.23 1.93
SCD Severitya* 0.28 0.12
Socio-economic factors
Family income (U$/month) −0.0000590 0.0006535
Home overcrowding (>2 people/room) 0.20 0.54
Mother education 0.16 0.66
Father education 0.82 0.60
Own House 0.67 0.54
Own Car 0.95 0.90
Oral conditions
Gingival bleeding 0.31 0.61
DAI 0.014 0.027
  1. n = 106, SE = standard error *p < .05
  2. aSCD Severity: sum of episodes of pain and hospitalization and time occurred (for about a month), number of associated comorbid conditions, presence of ulcers, and if he(she) is being treated with blood transfusion