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Table 5 Factors associated with toothbrush deterioration

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

  Presence of heavy to extreme wear Presence of distinct bite marks
OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Social skills   0.027   
 Low 2.89 (1.32, 6.29) 0.008   
 Limited 2.69 (1.11, 6.53) 0.028   
 Average or high a
Toothbrushing is a difficult task     0.013
 Yes    1.96 (1.15, 3.32)  
 No a     
Toothbrushing frequency     0.021
 Twice daily or more    2.80 (1.31, 5.98) 0.008
 Once daily    1.78 (0.81, 3.88) 0.150
 Never/occasionally a
Parents’ education   0.040   
 14 years or above 0.53 (0.26, 1.11) 0.532   
 10–13 years 0.35 (0.15, 0.79) 0.012   
 9 years or below a
  1. OR and 95% CI were estimated by Binary Logistic Regression
  2. aReference group