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Table 4 Frequency distribution and logistic regression on predictors of presence of caries (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 Caries Simple regression Multiple regression
Absent (N = 374) Percent Present (N = 76) Percent OR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Sex
Male 189 50.5 33 43.4 1 1
Female 185 49.5 43 56.6 1.33 (0.81–2.19) 0.26 1.35 (0.80–2.27) 0.26
Age group
6–8 years 185 49.5 41 53.9 1 1
9–12 years 189 50.5 35 46.1 0.84 (0.51–1.37) 0.48 0.91 (0.54–1.54) 0.73
Dental Anxiety
Low 196 52.4 30 39.5 1 1
High 178 47.6 46 60.5 1.69 (1.02–2.80) 0.04 1.00 (0.56–1.79) 0.99
General anxiety
Low 341 91.2 51 67.1 1 1
High 33 8.8 25 32.9 5.07 (2.79–9.20) < 0.001 5.02 (2.59–9.74) < 0.001