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Table 3 Relative and absolute measures of socioeconomic inequality in oral health by ethnic groups

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in adult oral health across different ethnic groups in England

  RIIa [95% CI] SIIa [95% CI]
Edentulousness
 White British 11.79 [9.76 to 14.24]d 24.06 [22.79 to 25.32]d
 Irish 9.92 [5.16 to 19.07]d 22.03 [17.31 to 26.74]d
 Black Caribbean 3.89 [1.32 to 11.45]b 17.30 [12.29 to 22.31]d
 Indian 2.49 [0.52 to 11.93] 6.14 [2.48 to 9.81]c
 Pakistani 2.64 [0.59 to 11.78] 3.58 [0.31 to 6.85]b
 Bangladeshi 6.76 [1.32 to 14.74]b 4.64 [2.41 to 6.87]d
 Chinese 8.52 [0.91 to 79.63] 7.83 [3.72 to 11.93]d
 Toothache
 White British 1.29 [1.17 to 1.43]d 5.74 [3.64 to 7.83]d
 Irish 1.44 [1.03 to 2.00]b 9.76 [1.48 to 18.05]b
 Black Caribbean 1.13 [0.80 to 1.58] 3.63 [−6.41 to 13.68]
 Indian 0.85 [0.59 to 1.22] −3.84 [−13.00 to 5.32]
 Pakistani 0.81 [0.57 to 1.16] −5.34 [−14.92 to 4.24]
 Bangladeshi 0.98 [0.54 to 1.79] −0.04 [−12.26 to 12.18]
 Chinese 1.09 [0.63 to 1.89] 2.23 [−9.51 to 13.97]
  1. RII relative index of inequality, SII slope index of inequality
  2. a Estimates were adjusted for participants’ sex, continuous age and dummy variables for survey years
  3. bp < 0.05; cp < 0.01, dp < 0.001