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Table 4

Factors Affecting Perceived and Objective Dental Needs

Classification Perceived dental needsa Objective dental needsb

OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Sex
 Male - -
 Female 1.185 (1.105~1.271) 0.690 (0.645~0.739)
Age (y)
 19~44 - -
 45~64 0.749 (0.683~0.822) 0.632 (0.576~0.694)
 65 or older 0.458 (0.401~0.523) 0.501 (0.440~0.570)
Region
 Urban - -
 Rural 1.028 (0.944~1.120) 1.148 (1.057~1.246)
Household income
 Low - -
 Mid-low 0.883 (0.800~0.975) 0.848 (0.770~0.934)
 Mid-upper 0.912 (0.828~1.005) 0.958 (0.872~1.052)
 Upper 0.809 (0.729~0.897) 0.758 (0.685~0.840)
Educational attainments
 Elementary or less - -
 Middle school 1.101 (0.970~1.250) 0.971 (0.858~1.099)
 High school 1.073 (0.959~1.200) 0.878 (0.786~0.980)
 College or more 1.177 (1.039~1.334) 0.774 (0.684~0.876)
Marital status
 Living together - -
 Living apart 1.235 (0.799~1.907) 1.511 (1.002~2.279)
 Bereavement 1.148 (1.006~1.309) 1.064 (0.932~1.216)
 Divorce 1.363 (1.109~1.675) 1.322 (1.083~1.613)
 Unmarried 0.982 (0.883~1.091) 1.135 (1.026~1.256)
Private Insurance
 Yes - -
 No 1.085 (0.991~1.186) 1.207 (1.107~1.317)
Subjective oral health
 Very good - -
 Good 1.037 (0.697~1.544) 0.936 (0.658~1.333)
 Medium 1.868 (1.271~2.743) 1.249 (0.888~1.756)
 Poor 4.704 (3.205~6.905) 2.307 (1.642~3.242)
 Very poor 7.782 (5.243~11.551) 3.666 (2.581~5.206)
Regular oral examination
 No - -
 Yes 0.627 (0.578~0.680) 0.742 (0.685~0.804)

OR: odds ratio, CI: confidence interval, -: reference.

By multilple logistic regression.

By ordinal logistic regression.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2019;19:147-53 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2019.19.3.147
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