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Table 3 Oral health literacy as predictor of oral health outcomes among adults, Piracicaba, Brazil, 2011

From: Oral health literacy and oral health outcomes in an adult population in Brazil

Oral Health Outcomes Oral health literacy Model 1 Model 2
Ref Low OR 95% CI p-value OR 95% CI p-value
Decayed teetha No decayed teeth Yes 1.92 1.07–3.45 0.028 1.6 0.92–2.79 0.096
Filled teeth No filled teeth Yes 0.67 0.30–1.51 0.336 0.83 0.36–1.91 0.653
Tooth Lossa No missing teeth because of oral disease 13 teeth or more 1.92 0.69–5.37 0.214 0.94 0.30–2.98 0.912
Up to 12, including anterior teeth 1.01 0.45–2.25 0.976 0.55 0.22–1.37 0.201
Up to 12, including posterior teeth 1.77 0.80–3.93 0.160 1.19 0.69–5.37 0.214
Periodontal Diseasea CAL <4 mm CAL +4 mm 1.61 0.87–2.97 0.131 1.39 0.73–2.65 0.322
Dental plaque No biofilm Yes 2.12 1.20–3.77 0.010 1.83 1.01–3.33 0.047
Bleeding gum No bleeding gum Yes 0.93 0.53–1.55 0.713 0.87 0.49–1.53 0.622
  1. Notes: aOR significant for social class
  2. Model 1 - adjusted by sex and age
  3. Model 2 - adjusted by sex, age and social class