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Table 2 Differences in level of caries between the overweight and no overweight group

From: Body mass index and dental caries in children aged 5 to 8 years attending a dental paediatric referral practice in the Netherlands

Outcome Overweightb Overweightb B (95 % CI) Adj. Bc (95 % CI)
No Yes
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
dmft 4.2 ± 3.5 4.2 ± 3.4 0.04 (−1.1, 1.2) −0.38 (−4.5, 0.7)
dmfs 10.2 ± 9.4 10.9 ± 9.1 0.68 (−2.5, 3.8) −0.46 (−3.5, 2.6)
  1. aCaries-active (yes) or caries-free (no)
  2. bOverweight includes obesity
  3. cAdjusted for sex, ethnicity and age
  Percentage (n) Percentage (n) OR (95 % CI) OR (95 % CI)
Caries activitya 80.3 (151) 81.1 (34) 1.04 (0.5, 2.4) 0.72 (0.3, 1.8)
  1. aCaries-active (yes) or caries-free (no)
  2. bOverweight includes obesity
  3. cAdjusted for sex, ethnicity and age