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Table 3 Adjusted prevalence ratios for poor oral health outcomes among Aboriginal adults in Port Augusta; n = 468 (95% CI in parentheses)

From: Associations between Indigenous Australian oral health literacy and self-reported oral health outcomes

  Have had teeth pulled out Rate oral health as fair or poor Need fillings or extractions Think have gum disease Uncomfortable about appearance of mouth Avoid eating some foods Poor oral health-related quality of life
Demographic        
   Age        
37 years or less ref ref - ref - - -
38 years or more 1.09 (1.02-1.16) 1.13 (1.06-1.20) - 1.07 (1.02-1.11) - - -
   Sex        
Male - - ref - - ref -
Female - - 1.08 (1.01-1.15) - - 1.11 (1.04-1.19) -
Socio-economic        
   Health Care Card        
Yes - 1.09 (1.02-1.18) - - - - -
No - ref - - - - -
Dental cost        
   Difficulty paying $100 dental bill        
None, hardly any, a little - ref - - - ref ref
A lot - 1.11 (1.04-1.19) - - - 1.09 (1.02-1.17) 1.47 (1.14-1.88)
ORAL HEALTH LITERACY-RELATED OUTCOMES        
Use of dental services        
   Usual reason for seeing dentist?        
Problem 1.29 (1.20-2.38) 1.14 (1.07-1.23) 1.21 (1.14-1.30) - 1.20 (1.12-1.28) 1.22 (1.14-1.30) 2.15 (1.47-3.15)
Check-up ref ref ref - ref ref ref
Oral health knowledge        
   Number times should brush teeth daily?        
None or once - 1.11 (1.02-1.22) - - - - -
Twice or more - ref - - - - -
   Is cordial good for teeth?        
Yes 1.09 (1.00-1.19) - - - - - -
No ref - - - - - -
Oral self-care        
   Did brush teeth yesterday?        
Yes - ref - ref ref ref -
No - 1.20 (1.11-1.31) - 1.15 (1.06-1.24) 1.14 (1.04-1.26) 1.20 (1.11-1.31) -
  1. All outcomes adjusted for risk indicators significant at a bivariate level, including REALD-30. Only risk indicators remaining statistically significant in the final multivariate models are presented