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Table 4 Linear regression analysis of predicators of practices score

From: Knowledge, attitudes and self-reported practices toward children oral health among mother’s attending maternal and child’s units, Salé, Morocco

  Univariate analysis Mulivariate analysis
β 95% CI p βadj 95% CI p
Age of mother −0.006 (− 0.04,0.03) 0.74    
Age of mother at birth of the first children 0.02 (−0.02,0.07) 0.36    
Mother’s Educationnel level
 None −1.04 (−1.38, −0.70) < 0.001 − 0.72 (−1.41,-0.50) < 0.001
 1 to 5 years − 0.74 (−1.13,-0.37) < 0.001 − 0.02 (− 0.56,-0.82) 0.02
 6 to 12 1.11 (0.56, 1.65) < 0.001 −1.18 (− 0.78,-0.33) < 0.001
 University 1     1  
Mother’s employment status, workinga −0.34 (−1.89, 1.20) 0.65    
Children health status, chronic illnessb 0.87 (0.30,1.45) 0.003 0.84 (0.25,1.43) 0.005
Family income
 Low 1    1   
 Medium 0.45 (−0.15, 1.06) 0.14 0.32 (− 0.29, 0.93) 0.30
 High 0.94 (−0.18, 2.06) 0.10 1.12 (−0.04, 2.29) 0.06
  1. 1 reference category, β unadjasted linear regression coefficient, βadj adjasted linear regression coefficient, CI confidence interval
  2. anon working was reference category
  3. bgood global health was reference category