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Table 5 Univariate analysis of association of dental status (edentulous vs. dentulous) on different factors including age, body-mass index (BMI), risk for malnutrition, gender, smoking and dementia

From: Oral Health and nutritional status in nursing home residents—results of an explorative cross-sectional pilot study

Parameter Edentulous
[n = 41]
Dentulous
[n = 46]
OR (CI95) p-value
Age in years [mean (SD)] 84.8 (8.3) 83.6 (8.4) n.a. 0.51
Body-mass-index kg/m2 [mean (SD)] 26.0 (4.8) 26.3 (5.2) n.a. 0.97
Risk for malnutrition No [n = 42] 16 (38%) 26 (62%) 2.0 (0.8–5.8) 0.1
Yes [n = 45] 25 (56%) 20 (44%)
Gender Female [n = 68] 33 (49%) 35 (51%) 1.9 (0.8–5.0) 0.16
Male [n = 19] 8 (42%) 11 (58%)
Smoking status No [n = 75] 35 (47%) 40 (53%) 0.9 (0.2–3.0) 0.86
Yes [n = 12] 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
Dementia No [n = 39] 24 (62%) 15 (38%) 2.5 (1.1–5.9) 0.03
Yes [n = 48] 17 (36%) 31 (64%)
  1. Abbreviations: CI 95 95% confidence interval, n.a. not applicable, OR odds ratio, SD standard deviation