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Table 6

Factors Influencing the Unmet Dental Needs

   VariableBSEAdjusted OR95% CIp-value
Smoking
 Yes−1.0110.3712.7460.176∼0.7540.007
 No (ref.)1.000
Personal income level
 Low−1.3240.8063.7590.055∼1.2970.101
 Middle−1.6650.8195.2870.038∼0.9460.043
 High (ref.)1.000
Regular oral check-ups
 No0.3790.4451.5050.608∼3.5040.396
 Yes (ref.)1.000
Perceived oral health
 Poor1.0510.7592.8600.644∼12.7100.167
 Normal0.0640.7751.0660.232∼4.8970.934
 Good (ref.)1.000
Toothache within a year
 Yes−0.3510.3781.4200.335∼1.4800.354
 No (ref.)1.000
Speaking difficulty
 Comfortable−0.5130.4391.6690.253∼1.4190.243
 Unawareness0.5630.4830.5690.680∼4.5390.244
 Uncomfortable (ref.)1.000
Chewing difficulty
 Yes−1.1830.4413.2690.129∼0.7290.008
 No (ref.)1.000
Periodontal disease
 Yes−0.1360.3661.1460.425∼1.7910.709
 No (ref.)1.000
Untreated dental caries
 Yes−0.1550.4371.1660.363∼2.0230.723
 No (ref.)1.000
Limitation of activity
 Yes−2.0601.0187.8660.017∼0.9430.044
 No (ref.)1.000

By complex samples regression adjusted for decayed, missing, filled tooth (DMFT) index.

SE: standard error, OR: odds ratio, CI: confidence interval, ref.: reference.

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