Table 4.

Adjusted odds ratios for oral HPV infection by sociodemographic and behavioral characteristicsa

VariablesOR (95 CI)Pinteraction with overall oral healthb
Age, y
 30–391
 40–490.91 (0.43–1.92)
 50–591.66 (0.93–2.96)
P0.1060.759
Sex
 Male3.33 (2.05–5.42)
 Female1
P<0.0010.753
Cigarette smoker
 Never/former1
 Current, ≤10 cigarettes/d2.08 (1.06–4.07)
 Current, >10 cigarettes/d2.42 (1.30–4.51)
P0.0140.635
Marijuana use
 Never1
 Former1.70 (0.87–3.28)
 Current1.92 (1.07–3.44)
P0.1550.491
Number of oral sex partners in past year
 01
 11.90 (1.26–2.87)
 ≥22.08 (1.12–3.84)
 P0.0090.520
Overall oral health
 Poor–fair1.55 (1.15–2.09)
 Good–excellent1
P0.007
  • aAnalyses were further restricted to individuals ages 30 to 59 years, for whom data on oral HPV, oral health, and oral sex were available (valid unweighted observations, n = 1,868). Dependent variable: oral HPV infection (reference category = No).

  • bSeparate models were conducted to evaluate interactions, with each product term included in turn.