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Table 4 Association between states of tongue and saliva divided by number of residual teeth determined using logistic regression

From: Relationship between the state of tongue hygiene and the number of residual teeth in convalescent-ward inpatients, cross- sectional study

tooth number saliva Crude OR (95% CI) p value Adjusted a OR (95% CI) p value
total 0 1.00 (ref.) < 0.001 1.00 (ref.) < 0.001
  >  1 7.18 (2.75–18.77) 10.49 (2.86–38.51)
<  19 0 1.00 (ref.) 0.092 1.00 (ref.) 0.068
  >  1 3.75 (0.81–17.48) 6.26 (0.87–44.91)
>  20 0 1.00 (ref.) 0.002 1.00 (ref.) 0.006
  >  1 7.70 (2.09–28.34) 22.27 (2.42–205.28)
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aadjusted with age, sex, receiving odontotherapy, primary cause for hospitalization, receiving medicines with oral side-effect, hospital