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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of risk factors for severity 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 coefficient Final multivariate model coefficient (95% CI) P-value
Sex 1.35 0.99 (0.20,1.79) < 0.05
Age in years 0.68 0.19 (−0.24,0.63) 0.37
Residence 0.65 0.29 (−0.19,0.76) 0.24
Education Level 0.01 −0.14(− 0.67,0.39) 0.59
Years on ART 0.06 0.34 (0.03,0.65) < 0.05
Tooth brushing habit 0.61 0.22 (−0.48,0.93) 0.53
Toothpaste use 0.87 0.51 (−0.67,1.69) 0.39
Ever visited a dentist −5.50 −5.29(−6.01,4.51) < 0.05
Sugar Intake (Honey, Biscuits, Soda) −0.40 − 0.002(− 0.83,0.82) 0.99