Table 4

Factors associated with initial treatment costs, total treatment costs, total costs, modified total costs and risk of complications

ItemInitial treatment costs (EGP)Total treatment costs (EGP)Total costs
(EGP)
Modified total costs
(EGP)
Risk of complications (HR)
SW
(ref: SE)
0.13
(0.07/0.2)
0.13
(−0.23/0.28)
0.09
(−0.04/0.23)
0.16
(0.001/0.32)
1.49
(0.54/4.09)
Age (years)−0.002
(−0.007/0.004)
0.00
(−0.01/0.01)
0.005
(−0.007/0.01)
0.01
(−0.002/0.025)
1.00
(0.92/1.09)
Female sex
(ref: male)
−0.03
(−0.01/0.04)
0.04
(−0.12/0.22)
−0.01
(−0.15/0.13)
−0.08
(−0.26/0.1)
1.78
(0.54/5.87)
Upper arch
(ref: lower)
−0.06
(−0.13/0.01)
0.003
(−0.17/0.18)
−0.06
(−0.23/0.09)
−0.07
(−0.26/0.11)
1.09
(0.36/3.24)
Molar
(ref: premolar)
−0.04
(−0.13/0.04)
0.26
(0.04/0.47)
0.17
(−0.02/0.36)
0.231
(0.008/0.45)
3.61
(1.1/11.82)
Multi-surface
(ref: one surface)
0.1
(0.005/0.19)
0.4
(0.17/0.62)
0.18
(−0.02/0.39)
0.14
(−0.08/0.38)
5.06
(1.25/20.47)
  • The mean coefficient (units of scale) or the HR and 95% CI are shown. Bold: significant (p<0.05)

  • EGP, Egyptian pounds; SE, selective; SW, stepwise carious tissue removal.