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Table 2 Significant factors related to colonization of C. albicans in surveyed parameters in this study (N = 264)

From: Prevalence of Candida albicans and non-albicans on the tongue dorsa of elderly people living in a post-disaster area: a cross-sectional survey

Parameter n COR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value Number of positive (%)
Having one or more decayed teeth   
 Yes 53 3.35 (1.70–6.63) <0.01 3.51 (1.60–7.67) <0.01 40 (75.5)
 Noa 211 1.00 1.00 101 (47.9)
Oral hygiene
 Poor 34 2.42 (1.18–4.99) <0.01 2.01 (0.77–5.24) 0.15 25 (73.5)
 Fair/Good 230   1.00 116 (50.4)
Relocation from home
 Yes 104 1.45 (1.06–1.99) 0.02 2.17 (1.25–3.78) <0.01 65 (62.5)
 No 160 1.00 1.00 76 (47.5)
  1. Parameters include significant factors in either bivariate or multivariate analysis, COR crude odds ratio from bivariate analysis, AOR adjusted odds ratio from multinomial logistic regression analysis; CI confidence interval
  2. aThe reference categories are in the last row for all explanatory variables