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Table 6 Frequency distribution and logistic regression analysis on the predictors of good oral hygiene (N = 448)

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

Variables Oral Hygiene Simple regression Multiple regression
Poor (N = 276) Percent Good (N = 172) Percent OR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Sex
Male 142 51.4 78 45.3 1 1
Female 134 48.6 94 54.7 1.28 (0.87–1.87) 0.21 1.25 (0.84–1.86) 0.27
Age group
6–8 years 126 45.7 100 58.1 1 1
9–12 years 150 54.3 72 41.9 0.61 (0.41–0.89) 0.01 0.66 (0.44–0.98) 0.04
Dental Anxiety
Low 160 58.0 65 37.8 1   1
High 116 42.0 105 61.2 2.27 (1.52–3.38) < 0.001 1.87 (1.23–2.84) 0.003
General anxiety
Low 251 90.9 139 80.8 1 1
High 25 9.1 33 19.2 2.38 (1.35–4.20) 0.002 1.71 (0.94–3.11) 0.08