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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of risk factors for dental caries in HIV infected adults attending an HIV care clinic in Uganda

From: Prevalence and factors associated with dental caries in patients attending an HIV care clinic in Uganda: a cross sectional study

Characteristic Univariate Model PR Final multivariate model PR (95% CI) P-value
Sex 1.28 1.21 (1.05,1.40) < 0.05
Age in years 1.12 1.02 (0.95,1.10) 0.62
Residence 1.12 1.07 (0.98,1.16) 0.13
Education Level 0.99 0.94 (0.86,1.03) 0.21
Years on ART 1.11 1.04 (0.98,1.10) 0.18
Tooth brushing habit 1.10 1.00 (0.88,1.14) 0.96
Toothpaste use 1.16 1.08 (0.87,1.33) 0.48
Ever visited a dentist 0.28 0.28 (0.24,0.33) < 0.05
Sugar Intake (Honey, Biscuits, Soda) 0.92 1.02 (0.88,1.18) 0.79
  1. Modified Poisson regression model used for multivariate analysis