Title: What statistical method should be used to evaluate risk factors associated with dmfs index? Evidence from the National Pathfinder Survey of 4-year-old Italian children
Authors: Solinas, Giuliana ×
Campus, Guglielmo
Maida, Carmelo
Sotgiu, Giovanni
Cagetti, Maria Grazia
Lesaffre, Emmanuel
Castiglia, Paolo #
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: Munksgaard
Series Title: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology vol:37 issue:6 pages:539-546
Abstract: Traditional approaches to the analysis of dmfs/DMFS count data pose analytical challenges, considering the increasing proportion of zeroes in the distribution. The aim of this paper was to predict the probability of 'caries-free' subjects and the dependence of dmfs index on the influence of childhood sociodemographic factors, through the application of regression models.
ISSN: 0301-5661
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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