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Table 4 Association between self-reported oral problems and oral health related quality of life among dentate residents (n = 116)a

From: The impact of oral health on the quality of life of nursing home residents

  At least one oral health impact (OIDP > 0)
  Age-Sex-Education adjusted model Age-Sex-Education-clinical statusb adjusted model
  Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P value Odds Ratio (95 % CI) P value
Dentate     
 Sensitive teeth 4.24 (1.29 to 13.89) 0.017 4.32 (1.30 to 14.38) 0.017
 Toothache 10.66 (2.97 to 38.17) <0.001 10.86 (2.88 to 40.96) <0.001
 Loose natural teeth 5.32 (1.70 to 16.60) 0.004 5.74 (1.77 to 18.59) 0.004
 Bleeding gums 8.30 (2.06 to 33.47) 0.003 8.70 (2.05 to 36.92) 0.003
 Dry mouth 3.74 (1.42 to 9.87) 0.008 3.91 (1.46 to 10.46) 0.007
  1. aOverall, 124 dentate residents responded to the questionnaire, but 8 did not provide data on oral health problems, therefore n = 116 for this analysis
  2. bMeasure of clinical status in this model was number of natural teeth