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Table 4 The effect of Locus of control on dmft: OR (95% CI) for having intact teeth

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

LoC Crude Adjusted for children's age and sex Fully adjusted1
1 st quintile (low) 1 1 1
2 nd quintile 1.28 (0.60–2.72) 1.29 (0.60–2.77) 1.42 (0.62–3.22)
3 rd quintile 1.91 (0.92–3.96) 1.91 (0.92–3.98) 2.18 (1.00–4.78)
4 th quintile 2.78 (1.33–5.82)* 2.80 (1.33–5.86)* 3.21 (1.44–7.15)*
5 th quintile (high) 2.10 (0.99–4.45) 2.08 (0.98–4.42) 2.32 (1.02–5.25)*
P for linear trend of ORs 0.007 0.008 0.008
  1. 1adjusted for children's age and sex, parental age and marital status and education of mother
  2. * p < 0.05