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Table 3 Significant factors related to colonization of Non-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

  n COR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value Number of positive (%)
Age (in years)
  ≥ 80 44 2.21 (1.36–5.34) <0.01 2.58 (1.12–5.71) 0.02 18 (40.9)
  < 80a 220 1.00 1.00 45 (20.5)
Number of remaining teeth
 Edentulous 73 2.39 (1.83–3.12) <0.01 5.99 (1.37–26.3) 0.02 27 (37.0)
 1-19 107 1.84 (1.51–2.42) <0.01 3.37 (0.88–12.9) 0.08 32 (29.9)
 20 or more 84 1.00 1.00 4 (4.8)
Use of dentures
 Yes 180 1.56 (1.37–1.77) <0.01 4.02 (1.05–15.4) 0.04 59 (32.8)
 No 84 1.00 1.00 4 (4.8)
Obesity (BMI ≥ 25)
 Yes 99 1.45 (1.06–2.00) 0.04 2.25 (1.15–4.40) 0.02 31 (31.3)
 No 165 1.00 1.00 32 (19.4)
  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