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Table 4 Multivariable generalized estimating equations (GEE) regression analyses for anxiety scores of orthodontic patients

From: Orthodontic emergencies and mental state of Chinese orthodontic patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Variable Or 95% CL P-value
Demographics
 Gender
  Male Reference   
  Female 2.686 (1.014, 7.104) 0.046
 Age group
  8–12 Reference   
  12–18 2.620 (0.298, 23.043) 0.385
  18–30 18.530 (0.826, 415.473) 0.066
  30–45 7.725 (0.250, 239.159) 0.243
  45–65 260.450 (1.293, 52,452.538) 0.040
Orthodontic
 Orthodontic appliances
  Fixed orthodontic appliances Reference   
  Clear aligners 0.319 (0.122, 0.836) 0.020
  Removable appliances 1.433 (0.353,5.812) 0.615
 Orthodontic emergencies
  Encountered Reference   
  Not encountered 0.063 (0.024, 0.166)  < 0.0001