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Table 4 Characteristics of children who used multiple toothbrushes in 3 months

From: Toothbrush deterioration and parents’ suggestions to improve the design of toothbrushes used by children with special care needs

  Children used at least two toothbrushes in 3 months
OR (95% CI) p-value Multiple comparisons
Gender
 Male 5.10 (1.33, 19.51) 0.017  
 Femalea
Diagnosis   0.032 (3), (4) > (2)
 Autism (1) 0.32 (0.10, 1.05) 0.060 (1)=(2)
 Developmental delay (2) 0.09 (0.01, 0.72) 0.024 (1)=(4)
 DS, CP, or epilepsy (3) 1.32 (0.32, 5.43) 0.703 (1)=(3)
 Multiple diagnoses (4)a
Social skills   0.024 (3) > (2)
 Average or high (1) 0.15 (0.02, 1.38) 0.093 (1)= (2)
 Limited (2) 0.25 (0.09, 0.74) 0.012 (1)= (3)
 Low (3)a
Excessive toothbrush wear
 Yes 10.49 (3.21, 34.26) < 0.001  
 No a
  1. Odds Ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were estimated by Binary Logistic Regression
  2. aReference group