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Table 2 Positive likelihood ratios for the individual dental maturation stages for the diagnosis of growth phases

From: Diagnostic performance of combined canine and second molar maturity for identification of growth phase

Tooth Maturation stage Growth phase
Pre-pubertal Pubertal Post-pubertal
Canine E - - -
  F 17.5 (6.5 to 46.7) 0.2 (0.1 to 0.5) -
  G 2.3 (1.4 to 3.7) 1.1 (0.7 to 1.8) 0.2 (0.1 to 0.4)
  H 0.2 (0.1 to 0.3) 1.6 (1.2 to 1.9) 2.9 (2.4 to 3.5)
Second molar D 15.2 (3.7 to 62.3) 0.2 (0.1 to 0.9) -
  E 13.1 (5.4 to 31.5) 0.3 (0.10.6) -
  F 1.6 (0.9 to 2.7) 1.2 (0.7 to 2.2) 0.4 (0.2 to 0.9)
  G 0.3 (0.2 to 0.5) 2.4 (1.7 to 3.6) 1.5 (1.1 to 2.2)
  H - 1.0 (0.6 to 1.8) 10.1 (5.7 to 18.1)
  1. Data are presented as mean (95% confidence interval). Hyphens denote null value. Italicized values are mean positive LHRs ≥10.