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Table 2 β-coefficient (β) and standard error (SE) for the associations of socio-demographic and behavioral factors, as well as justifiable economic factors with mean decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft/DMFT) among 6-and 12-year-old Iranian children in the National Oral Health survey 2016

From: Dental caries experience and socio-economic status among Iranian children: a multilevel analysis

 Age
 6 years old12 years old
 dmftDMFT
 β (SE)P- valueβ (SE)P-value
Individual level
 Female−0.045 (0.008)< 0.0010.141 (0.014)< 0.001
 Increased fathers’ Education level− 0.022 (0.003)< 0.0010.003 (0.004)0.528
 Increased mothers’ Education level0.006 (0.003)0.058−0.043 (0.005)< 0.001
 Rural0.024 (0.009)0.0080.026 (0.016)0.109
 Toothbrush0.007 (0.016)0.656−0.091 (0.026)0.001
 Dental floss−0.052 (0.012)< 0.0010.029 (0.017)0.084
 More than once a day Tooth brushing−0.078 (0.008)< 0.001−0.038 (0.014)0.008
 Preventive care−0.083 (0.010)< 0.001−0.206 (0.022)< 0.001
Provincial level
 Increased Gini coefficient0.162 (0.100)0.1060.589 (0.180)0.001
 Number of dentist0.271 (0.086)0.002−0.130 (0.150)0.387
 Increased Log GDP−0.176 (0.011)< 0.001−0.283 (0.019)< 0.001
 Increased consumer price index (CPI)0.001 (0.000)< 0.0010.004 (0.000)< 0.001
 _cons3.510 (0.142)< 0.0012.603 (0.252)< 0.001