Table 2

Overall associations of calcium, dairy products and vitamin D with plaque score
Calcium Within recommendations Below recommendation P
n 158 448
OR (95% CI) 0.72 (0.49-1.0) 1.0 0.090
Dairy products ≥ 3 servings/day < 3 servings/day P
n 228 378
OR (95% CI) 0.72 (0.51-1.0) 1.0 0.057
Vitamin D ≥ median < median P
n 299 307
OR (95% CI) 0.96 (0.68-1.35) 1.0 0.083

Models adjusted for age, gender, education, intakes of alcohol, sucrose and mineral supplements, smoking, current diseases, number of teeth, visits to the dentist, use of dental floss/tooth pick and salivary flow.

Plaque score classified as < vs. ≥ 9.5%.

Adegboye et al.

Adegboye et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:61   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-61

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