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Table 4 Factors associated with dental caries in primary school children at Bahir Dar city, 2014

From: Dental caries and associated factors among primary school children in Bahir Dar city: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Dental caries COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P-value
  Yes No    
Age in years      
6-10 15 30 0.4 (0.18 - 0.89)** 0.62 (0.2 -1.92) 0.62
11-15 17 85 1 1  
Grade level      
1- 4 23 50 0.3 (0.13 - 0.71** 3.9 (1.49 -10.4) 0.006
5- 8 9 65 1 1  
Cleaning teeth      
Yes 17 89 1 1  
No 15 26 0.35 (0.15 - 0.79)** 2.6 (1.08-6.2) 0.033
Use of sweet foods      
Yes 21 50 0.4 (0.18 - 0.91)** 0.46 (0.18 -1.16) 0.09
No 11 65 1 1  
Tooth ache      
Yes 17 23 4.5 (1.97 - 10.41)*** 6.3 (2.4 - 15.4) <0.001
No 15 92 1 1  
Plague accumulation      
Yes 28 71 4.3 (1.43 – 13.2)** 5.3 (1.6 - 17.7) 0.006
No 4 4 1 1  
  1. Key: COR (Crude odds ratio), AOR (adjusted odds ratio), CI (Confidence interval).
  2. **:P-value < 0.05, ***:0.05 < P-value < 0.001.