TABLE 2.

Multivariate Logistic Analyses of Unmet Dental Care Needs (Weighted Analyses)

VariableAdjusted Odds Ratio* (95% Confidence Interval)
Age
    ≤4 y (reference)1.00
    5–10 y1.00 (0.72–1.39)
    11–17 y1.37 (1.00–1.87)
Percent of FPL
    ≥400 (reference)1.00
    300 to <4001.91 (1.22–2.99)
    200 to <3002.53 (1.69–3.78)
    100 to <2003.97 (2.64–5.98)
    <1004.51 (2.83–7.19)
Insurance type
    Private (reference)1.00
    Medicaid0.96 (0.74–1.25)
    Other public1.44 (0.91–2.27)
    Other1.03 (0.17–6.37)
    Uninsured1.61 (1.06–2.46)
Lapsed insurance in past year (relative to not lapsed)3.62 (2.73–4.81)
Regular doctor (relative to no regular doctor)0.59 (0.46–0.77)
How often limited by disability
    Never (reference)1.00
    Sometimes1.69 (1.35–2.12)
    Usually1.79 (1.33–2.41)
    Always2.28 (1.70–3.06)
Region
    Northeast (reference)1.00
    Midwest1.06 (0.81–1.39)
    South1.60 (1.24–2.06)
    West1.41 (1.03–1.93)
  • * Model also adjusted for gender, race, Hispanic ethnicity, MSA, non-English interview, and mother's education.

  • Significant trend test, P < .001.