TABLE 2

Adjusted Coefficients From Multivariate Regression Model Examining Effect of the IMBP on the Mean Number of dmft per Kindergarten Student per School

VariableAll Schools (N = 1294)Only Schools That Had ≥80% of Students Participate in NSLP During at Least 1 y (N = 448)
Mean number of IMBP visits per child aged 0–4 y per county (lagged 3 y, to age 2)−0.248**−0.320**
(−0.401 to −0.096)(−0.553 to −0.087)
Number of dentists per 10 000 population per county0.035*0.038
(0.002 to 0.068)(−0.026 to 0.103)
Number of primary care physicians per 10 000 population per county−0.016*−0.007
(−0.029 to −0.002)(−0.031 to 0.018)
Percentage of children aged 0–19 y Medicaid eligible per county0.010***0.024***
(0.005 to 0.015)(0.015 to 0.034)
Percentage of students participating in NSLP per school0.004***0.002
(0.002 to 0.006)(−0.001 to 0.004)
Percentage of kindergarten students who are Hispanic per school0.018***0.017***
(0.015 to 0.020)(0.013 to 0.020)
Intercept0.879***0.711***
(0.671 to 1.088)(0.310 to 1.111)
Adjusted R20.6850.604
  • Cluster-robust SEs adjusted for potential correlation between schools’ errors over time. 95% CI in parentheses.

  • * P < .05; **P < .01; ***P < .001.