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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

Relationship between smartphone usage, time, overdependence on smartphone, and symptoms of oral disease

Variable Oral disease symptoms p

OR 95% CI
Smartphone use (Weekday) 1.777 1.011-1.372 0.036*
Smartphone use (Weekend) 2.777 0.984-1.351 0.079
Daily hours of using smartphone (weekday)
No use 0.941 0.873-1.015 0.116
<2 hours 0.911 0.874-0.950 <0.001***
Daily hours of using smartphone (weekend)
No use 0.865 0.783-0.954 0.004**
<2 hours 0.880 0.834-0.928 <0.001***
Smartphone dependence 2.194 2.108-2.284 <0.001***

CI: confidence interval, OR: odds ratio. Data analysis using logistic regression. *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

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