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Research Article

Determining Cut-Off Points for the Dental Fear Survey

Table 3

Multinomial logistic regression model of independent variables for fear categories based on DFS cut-off points.

VariablesNot fearful/highly fearful Low fearfulness/highly fearful
OR/95% CI valueOR/95% CI value

Intercept<0.0010.001
Gender1.63 (1.09–2.44)0.0191.15 (0.74–1.79)0.520
Negative dental experience in childhood 5.09 (3.47–7.44)<0.0012.09 (1.41–3.11)<0.001

Model adjusted for undergraduate course.
Reference = high fearful category.
Statistically significant results are given in bold.
OR = Odds Ratio.
CI = Confidence Interval.
value = probability value.