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Table 2 Frequency distribution and logistic regression analysis of digit sucking as predictor of general anxiety and dental anxiety (N = 450)

From: General anxiety, dental anxiety, digit sucking, caries and oral hygiene status of children resident in a semi-urban population in Nigeria

Variables Digit sucking Simple regression Multiple regression
Absent (N = 423) Percent Present (N = 27) Percent OR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Sex
Male 206 48.7 16 59.3 1 1
Female 217 51.3 11 40.7 0.65 (0.30–1.44) 0.29 0.66 (0.29–1.46) 0.30
Age group
6–8 years 212 50.1 14 51.9 1 1
9–12 years 211 49.9 13 48.1 0.93 (0.43–2.03) 0.86 0.96 (0.43–2.11) 0.91
Dental Anxiety
Low 212 50.1 14 51.9 1 1
High 211 49.9 13 48.1 0.93 (0.43–2.03) 0.86 1.01 (0.44–2.31) 0.99
General anxiety
Low 368 87.0 24 88.9 1 1
High 55 13.0 3 11.1 0.84 (0.24–2.87) 0.78 0.83 (0.23–3.07) 0.79