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Table 3 The effect of Locus of control on dt: OR (95% CI) for being free from untreated carries

From: Relationship between parental locus of control and caries experience in preschool children – cross-sectional survey

LoC Crude Adjusted for age and sex of child Fully adjusted1
1 st quintile (low) (34–42) 1 1 1
2 nd quintile (42.1–45.5) 1.13 (0.54–2.38) 1.11 (0.52–2.36) 1.25 (0.56–2.80)
3 rd quintile (45.6–48.5) 1.91 (0.92–3.97) 1.90 (0.92–3.95) 2.19 (1.00–4.78)*
4 th quintile (48.6–51) 2.27 (1.09–4.73)* 2.26 (1.09–4.72)* 2.68 (1.21–5.93)*
5 th quintile (high) (51.1–62) 2.38 (1.11–5.10)* 2.40 (1.12–5.15)* 2.81 (1.23–6.42)*
P for linear trend of ORs 0.005 0.005 0.003
  1. 1 adjusted for children's age and sex, parental age and marital status and education of mother
  2. * p < 0.05