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Table 2 Logistic regression models results

From: Knowledge, attitude and practices of pediatricians regarding the prevention of oral diseases in Italy

Variable OR SEa 95% CI P
Model 1. Knowledge of the main risk factors of oral diseases
Log likelihood = -335.4, χ 2 = 24.61 (5 df), p = 0.0002     
Primary practice type 0.53 0.12 0.33–0.84 0.007
Number of hours worked per week 1.29 0.13 1.06–1.57 0.012
Beliefs that oral diseases may be prevented 1.56 0.29 1.08–2.26 0.017
Gender 1.41 0.27 0.97–2.05 0.07
Sources of information about the prevention of oral diseases 1.5 0.45 0.83–2.71 0.17
Model 2. Attitude that pediatricians have an important role in preventing oral diseases and that they can perform an oral health examination
Log likelihood = -82.40, χ 2 = 10.22 (3 df), p = 0.017     
Knowledge of the main risk factors of oral diseases 3.36 1.49 1.41–8.04 0.006
Perform an oral health examination once a year 0.6 0.26 0.25–1.43 0.25
Number of patients seen in a workday 0.87 0.14 0.63–1.19 0.39
Model 3. Prescribing dietary fluoride supplements
Log likelihood = -107.16, χ 2 = 89.53 (6 df), p < 0.00001     
Attitude that fluoride supplementation is important for the prevention of dental caries 17.87 6.99 8.3–38.47 <0.0001
Number of patients seen in a workday 1.69 0.26 1.24–2.31 0.001
Sources of information about the prevention of oral diseases 4.35 2.03 1.74–10.86 0.002
Years in practice 1.08 0.28 1.02–1.14 0.004
Age 0.61 0.12 0.41–0.91 0.016
Primary practice type 0.44 0.18 0.19–1.01 0.054
Model 4. Recommend an oral health examination once a year
Log likelihood = -321.81, χ 2 = 41.33 (5 df), p <0.00001     
Attitude that routine dental visit is important in preventing oral diseases 7.39 3.29 3.08–17.71 <0.0001
Primary practice type 0.54 0.14 0.33–0.88 0.014
Gender 0.69 0.13 0.47–1.01 0.059
Number of hours worked per week 1.2 0.12 0.98–1.47 0.078
Attitude that pediatricians have an important role in preventing oral diseases 1.65 0.71 0.71–3.87 0.25
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