Table 2.

OR of severe periodontal disease and low serum albumin with nonsevere as the referent groupa

ParameterOR (95% CI)P
Univariate3.23 (1.16 to 8.96)0.02
Model 1b4.26 (1.22 to 14.95)0.02
Model 2c8.20 (1.61 to 41.82)0.01
  • a CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.

  • b Adjusted for age, gender, race, diabetes, hypertension, BMI, smoking, and study site.

  • c Adjusted for the variables in model 1 and nPCR, serum calcium, serum phosphorus, and total cholesterol.