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Table 5 Direction of the distance from the benchmark

From: Assessment of oral health conditions presented in photographs - is there a difference between dentists and non-dental professional caregivers?

  Underestimation of the condition
(lower score than benchmark, odds ratio caregivers/dentists)
95% confidence interval P-value
Denture hygiene 0.95 0.81–1.11 0.522
Oral hygiene 0.72 0.62–0.84 <.0001
Teeth 0.74 0.61–0.88 0.001
Gums 1.39 1.22–1.59 <.0001
Tongue 1.12 0.97–1.30 0.118
Palate/lips/cheeks 1.22 1.07–1.40 0.004
  1. For oral hygiene and teeth the odds to assign a lower score than the benchmark were significantly higher for the dentists. For gums and palate/lips/cheeks the odds to assign a lower score than the benchmark were significantly higher for the caregivers