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Table 2 Results of the logistic regression models

From: Pattern and severity of early childhood caries in Southern Italy: a preschool-based cross-sectional study

  OR SE 95% CI p
Model 1. Outcome: ECC
Log-likelihood = -166.48, χ2 = 47.68, p < 0.001
  Dental visit in the previous year 3.29 1.1 1.72-6.33 <0.001
  Age 1.95 0.4 1.3-2.91 0.001
  Mother’s education level 0.64 0.13 0.42-0.96 0.032
  History and duration of breastfeeding 1.26 0.14 1.01-1.57 0.039
  Start using cup 1.29 0.21 0.95-1.77 0.103
  Sleep with sweetened bottle or pacifier 1.63 0.55 0.84-3.16 0.152
  Start toothbrushing 1.16 0.25 0.76-1.77 0.497
  Maternal age at delivery 0.84 0.3 0.42-1.71 0.637
  Mother’s age 0.99 0.36 0.49-2.03 0.998
Model 2. Outcome: S-ECC
Log-likelihood = -31.77, χ2 = 22.9, p = 0.0063
  Mother’s education level 0.16 0.1 0.05-0.54 0.003
  History and duration of breastfeeding 2.06 0.63 1.13-3.76 0.019
  Dental visit in the previous year 5.54 4.44 1.15-26.66 0.033
  Sleep with sweetened bottle or pacifier 0.61 0.7 0.06-5.93 0.667
  Mother’s age 1.34 1.22 0.23-7.97 0.748
  Start using cup 1.09 0.46 0.47-2.51 0.839
  Age 0.91 0.46 0.34-2.43 0.851
  Start toothbrushing 1.04 0.56 0.36-2.98 0.938
  Maternal age at delivery 0.3 0.27 0.05-1.81 0.188
  1. ECC = early childhood caries, S-ECC = severe early childhood caries.