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Table 3 Logistic regression for predicting poor self-rated oral health (N = 943)

From: Predictors of self-rated oral health in Canadian Indigenous adults

Variables Poor self-rated oral health
OR (95% CI) p values AOR (95% CI) p values
Sex
Male 1.76 (1.11–2.78) 0.02 1.75 (1.10–2.78) 0.02
Female 1   1  
Marital Status
No Partner 1.08 (0.66–1.76) 0.76 1.04 (0.63–1.71) 0.87
Partner 1   1  
Education
Secondary education or less 1.71 (1.01–2.90) 0.05 1.73 (1.01–2.95) 0.05
Post-secondary education 1   1  
Income
Less than $40,000 0.71 (0.39–1.29) 0.26 0.71 (0.39–1.29) 0.26
$40,000 or more 1   1  
Employment status
Unemployed 1.54 (0.91–2.61) 0.11 1.39 (0.792–2.42) 0.25
Employed 1   1  
Self-rated general health
Poor 3.29 (1.81–5.97) < 0.01 3.50 (1.92–6.38) < 0.01
Good 1   1  
Self-rated mental health
Poor 1.88 (0.95–3.70) 0.07 1.90 (0.96–3.75) 0.06
Good 1   1  
Anxiety disorder
Yes 1.43 (0.78–2.65) 0.24 1.45 (0.79–2.69) 0.23
No 1   1  
Arthritis
Yes 1.03 (0.60–1.74) 0.93 1.03 (0.59–1.81) 0.92
No 1   1  
Diabetes
Yes 0.77 (0.37–1.59) 0.48 0.77 (0.37–1.59) 0.48
No 1   1  
Effects of stroke
Yes 3.26 (0.91–11.65) 0.07 3.38 (0.94–12.17) 0.06
No 1   1  
Heart disease
Yes 0.91 (0.38–2.19) 0.83 0.79 (0.32–1.94) 0.61
No 1   1  
Mood disorder
Yes 0.55 (0.28–1.05) 0.07 0.54 (0.28–1.05) 0.07
No 1   1  
Dental insurance coverage
No 2.33 (0.81–6.73) 0.12 2.50 (0.88–7.15) 0.09
Yes 1   1  
Employer insurance
Yes 0.53 (0.18–1.52) 0.24 0.47 (0.16–1.33) 0.15
No 1   1  
Non-insured health benefits
Yes 1.88 (0.69–5.14) 0.22 1.74 (0.64–4.69) 0.28
No 1   1  
Social service insurance
Yes 0.59 (0.19–1.76) 0.34 0.49 (0.17–1.51) 0.22
No 1   1  
Regular dental visits
No 2.02 (1.16–3.50) 0.01 2.02 (1.17–3.49) 0.01
Yes 1   1  
Dental visit for emergency
Yes 1.18 (0.66–2.10) 0.58 1.23 (0.67–2.18) 0.49
No 1   1  
Uncomfortable to eat foods
Yes 2.39 (1.28–4.51) 0.01 2.39 (1.27–4.52) 0.01
No 1   1  
Avoid particular foods
Yes 2.97 (1.53–5.80) 0.01 3.07 (1.56–6.03) 0.01
No 1   1
Persistent pain
Yes 1.99 (1.11–3.58) 0.02 2.02 (1.12–3.65) 0.02
No 1   1  
Bleeding gums
Yes 2.49 (1.54–4.05) < 0.01 2.46 (1.51–4.02) < 0.01
No 1   1  
Bad breath
Yes 1.61 (0.96–2.71) 0.07 1.63 (0.97–2.75) 0.07
No 1   1  
Smoking status
Smoker 3.44 (2.12–5.57) < 0.01 3.63 (2.22–5.93) < 0.01
Non-smoker 1   1  
Driving last year
No 1.34 (0.79–2.32) 0.29 1.29 (0.74–2.26) 0.36
Yes 1   1  
  1. p values in italic indicate statistical significance
  2. OR odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio (adjusted by age), CI confidence interval