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Table 5 Covariates of interest and adjusted associations of caregiver acceptance of silver diamine fluoride treatment using multivariate imputation by chained equations (MICE) (n = 495)

From: A survey of caregiver acculturation and acceptance of silver diamine fluoride treatment for childhood caries

Covariates of Interest Adjusted OR 95% CI P Value
Age group of pediatric patient
 < 6 years
 6 to < 9 years 0.34 0.16 0.72 0.002
 9+ years 1.82 0.68 4.87 0.365
Gender of caregiver
 Male
 Female 0.77 0.39 1.55 0.465
Age of caregiver (in years), continuous 1.02 0.98 1.05 0.360
Education of caregiver
 Less than high school
 High school graduate 0.78 0.29 2.08 0.618
 Some college or more 1.08 0.39 3.02 0.882
Decayed, missing, filled teeth total score (dmft or DMFT), continuous 1.08 1.01 1.16 0.025
Caregiver born in the United States
 No
 Yes 0.10 0.01 0.78 0.028
Short Acculturation Scale for Hispanics (SASH) score, continuous 0.69 0.45 1.05 0.086
Caregiver born in the United States X SASH score (interaction term) 2.07 1.19 3.60 0.010
Likelihood of choosing SDF treatment
 Very / somewhat unlikely
 Not sure 1.69 0.74 3.88 0.214
 Somewhat / very likely 2.89 1.42 5.88 0.003
Concern regarding dark mark of SDF treatment
 Not concerned
 Moderately / slightly concerned 0.61 0.27 1.37 0.231
 Extremely / very concerned 0.32 0.13 0.76 0.010
Comfort regarding SDF treatment
 Very / somewhat uncomfortable
 Neutral 2.34 1.14 4.78 0.021
 Somewhat / very comfortable 6.77 3.02 15.2 < 0.001
Understanding of SDF treatment
 Knows nothing / not enough / not sure
 Knows something 2.74 1.42 5.31 0.003
 Knows a lot 1.89 0.85 4.21 0.120
  1. Adjusted OR = odds ratio adjusted for the other predictors in the model
  2. CI confidence interval
  3. For categorical variables, ORs are presented where the 1st level is the reference category
  4. For continuous variables (labeled as such), ORs are presented for a 1-unit increase