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Table 4

The Influences of Psychological Concerns due to COVID-19 Pandemic on the Rate of Practicing Tooth Brushing after Lunch

Variable After lunch tooth brushing

OR p-value 95% CI
Sex (Ref.=Male)
Female 1.954 <0.001 1.899∼2.011
Age (y) (Ref.=19∼29)
30∼39 0.955 0.135 0.900∼1.014
40∼49 0.851 <0.001 0.805∼0.899
50∼59 0.919 0.003 0.870∼0.971
≥60 0.851 <0.001 0.803∼0.903
Household income (Ref.=Lower)
Lower-middle 1.071 0.744 0.708∼1.620
Middle 1.058 0.780 0.170∼1.577
Middle-high 1.011 0.950 0.709∼1.442
High 1.175 0.307 0.861∼1.604
Occupation (Ref.=Managers)
Professionals & office workers 1.551 <0.001 1.426∼1.687
Service & sales workers 0.977 0.593 0.897∼1.063
Machine operators 0.733 <0.001 0.673∼0.798
Agricultural & fishery 0.444 <0.001 0.407∼0.483
Daily labors 0.725 <0.001 0.666∼0.790
Soliders 1.581 <0.001 1.274∼1.961
Education (Ref.=≤Middle)
≤High 1.460 <0.001 1.404∼1.518
≥University 1.875 <0.001 1.789∼1.964
Concerns for infection (Ref.=Low)
High 1.076 <0.001 1.041∼1.113
Concerns for death (Ref.=Low)
High 1.026 0.092 0.995∼1.058
Concerns for blame from neighbors (Ref.=Low)
High 1.119 <0.001 1.081∼1.159
Concerns for health-vulnerable people’s infection (Ref.=Low)
High 0.947 0.015 0.906∼0.989
Concerns for economic damages (Ref.=Low)
High 0.882 <0.001 0.850∼0.916

OR: odds ratio, CI: confidence interval.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2022;22:180-90 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2022.22.3.180
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