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Table 6 Prevalence and adjusted OR of decayed teeth

From: Cigarette smoking and tooth loss experience among young adults: a national record linkage study

  Smoking status Prevalence (%) of decayed teeth Adjusted OR (95%CI) P value
Males Non- 37.1 (63/170) 1.00 (Reference)  
  Former 44.7 (17/38) 1.34 (0.64–2.80) 0.4362
  Current 55.6 (143/257) 1.87 (1.24–2.84) 0.0030
Females Non- 33.1 (224/677) 1.00 (Reference)  
  Former 40.0 (16/40) 1.10 (0.56–2.19) 0.7780
  Current 46.2 (61/132) 1.56 (1.04–2.33) 0.0308
Overall Non- 33.9 (287/847) 1.00 (Reference)  
  Former 42.3 (33/78) 1.25 (0.77–2.04) 0.3677
  Current 52.4 (204/389) 1.67 (1.28–2.20) 0.0002
  1. Adjusting for frequency of brushing, body mass index, alcohol consumption, intake of Vitamin C and E