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Table 3 Variables predicting sealant placement on permanent molars of 12 and 15-year-old Greek adolescents (Multifactorial - Logistic Regression Analysis)

From: Prevalence of sealants in relation to dental caries on the permanent molars of 12 and 15-year-old Greek adolescents. A national pathfinder survey

  12-year-old 15-year-old
District Odds Ratio 95% C.I. P-value Odds Ratio 95% C.I. P-value
Attica* 1    1   
Achaia 0.37 (0.12, 1.14) 0.084 0.33 (0.11, 1.02) 0.053
Evros 0.31 (0.11, 0.84) 0.022 1 0.44 (0.19, 1.02) 0.055
Thessaloniki 0.63 (0.33, 1.19) 0.155 0.41 (0.19, 0.88) 0.021 1
Ioannina 0.41 (0.16, 1.07) 0.068 0.44 (0.19, 1.05) 0.066
Kastoria 0.52 (0.23, 1.18) 0.119 0.20 (0.07, 0.59) 0.004 1
Keffalonia 0.26 (0.10, 0.72) 0.009 1 0.60 (0.24, 1.53) 0.288
Larisa 1.17 (0.58, 2.35) 0.655 0.45 (0.19, 1.07) 0.071
Lesvos 0.38 (0.14, 1.05) 0.063 1.45 (0.68, 3.10) 0.335
Naxos 0.26 (0.09, 0.79) 0.018 1 0.53 (0.20, 1.38) 0.194
Chania 0.16 (0.04, 0.07) 0.015 1 0.44 (0.17, 1.16) 0.097
Mother's Educational Levels
College* 1    1   
High 0.60 (0.39, 0.94) 0.026 1 0.61 (0.41, 1.01) 0.055
Elementary 0.23 (0.09, 0.58) 0.002 1 0.54 (0.26, 0.95) 0.035 1
Reason Visiting a Dentist
Prevention* 1    1   
Restoration 1.37 (0.86, 2.18) 0.184 0.76 (0.47, 1.23) 0.264
Pain 0.43 (0.21, 0.92) 0.029 1 0.57 (0.29, 1.10) 0.092
Urban/Rural       
Rural     0.29 (0.13-0.63) 0.002 1
Urban*     1   
Gender       
Male 1    1   
Female 1.26 (0.84, 1.89) 0.272 1.12 (0.74, 1.68) 0.603
  1. * Baseline Category
  2. 1Variable with statistical difference compared with the baseline