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Table 3 Goodness of fit of the latent class model and conditional probability associated with oral health

From: Oral health condition and development of frailty over a 12-month period in community‐dwelling older adults

Number of latent classes AIC BIC Entropy LMR test
p-value
1 4711.440 4749.407
2 4288.799 4368.952 .805 .0000
3 4254.034 4376.373 .796 .0394
4 4239.008 4403.533 .715 .0954
Oral health deficits Edentulous
6.9% (n = 37)
Class 3
Poor oral health
21.3% (n = 115)
Class 2
Somewhat acceptable oral health
13.9% (n = 75)
Class 1
Acceptable oral health
57.9% (n = 312)
 < 20 functional teeth 100.0 (37) .939 1.000 .256
Coronal caries   .647 .204 .170
Root caries   .531 .160 .072
Periodontal disease   .970 .911 .843
Dental calculus   .674 .112 .079
Dental biofilm   .623 .198 .141
Root remains   .343 .319 .041
Xerostomia 16.2 (6) .164 .239 .099
Need of dental prosthesis 70.3 (26) .594 .948 .022
  1. AIC Akaike Information Criterion, BIC Bayesian Information Criterion, LMR Lo-Mendell-Rubin likelihood ratio test