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Table 3 Dental health and association with atopic dermatitis in 10 954 people over 70 years old

From: Associations of self-reported atopic dermatitis with comorbid conditions in adults: a population-based cross-sectional study

   Atopic dermatitis Mild atopic dermatitis Severe atopic dermatitis
Total number in category (% of all in the study) No
10 043 (88.0)
n (%)
Yes, mild
1 253 (11.0)
n (%)
Yes, severe
111 (1.0)
n (%)
Unadjusted Model
OR (CI 95%)
Adjusted Model
aORa (CI 95%)
Unadjusted Model
OR (CI 95%)
Adjusted Model
aORa (CI 95%)
Caries
No 10 095 (86.6) 8 425 (87.2) 1 002 (84.4) 77 (81.9) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes 1 559 (13.4) 1 233 (12.8) 185 (15.6) 17 (18.1) 1.25 (1.05 to 1.50) 1.25 (1.04 to 1.49) 1.52 (0.94 to 2.79) 1.72 (1.00 to 2.97)
Bleeding gums
No 10 686 (92.3) 8 955 (93.0) 1 054 (88.8) 82 (85.4) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes 890 (7.7) 677 (7.0) 133 (11.2) 14 (14.6) 1.68 (1.37 to 2.07) 1.69 (1.38 to 2.08) 2.20 (1.19 to 4.06) 2.35 (1.27 to 4.36)
Periodontitis
No 10 622 (92.4) 8 895 (93.0) 1 062 (90.2) 84 (86.6) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes 871 (7.6) 673 (7.0) 115 (9.8) 13 (13.4) 1.44 (1.15 to 1.80) 1.42 (1.13 to 1.77) 1.47 (0.71 to 3.06) 1.41 (0.67 to 2.94)
Sensitive teeth
No 9 354 (80.8) 7 854 (81.6) 892 (75.2) 76 (80.9) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes 2 218 (19.2) 1 766 (18.4) 294 (24.8) 18 (19.1) 1.51 (1.31 to 1.75) 1.57 (1.35 to 1.82) 1.19 (0.71 to 2.00) 1.27 (0.75 to 2.16)
Dry mouth
No 8 141 (69.0) 6 868 (70.6) 746 (62.0) 48 (47.5) Reference Reference Reference Reference
Yes 3 661 (31.0) 2 865 (29.4) 458 (38.0) 53 (52.5) 1.46 (1.29 to 1.67) 1.52 (1.33 to 1.74) 2.20 (1.44 to 3.36) 2.06 (1.34 to 3.17)
  1. aAdjusted for sex, age group, smoking, education level and permanent teeth
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