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Table 3 Univariate predictors of titanium sensitization

From: Symptoms of titanium and nickel allergic sensitization in orthodontic treatment

VariableCategory Sensitizationp*V**OR*** (95% CI)
AbsentPresent
Oral burningNo (0)N20980.0220.1525.8 (1.1–31.4)
%96.3%3.7%
Yes (1)N92
%81.8%18.2%
Changed sense of tasteNo (0)N20370.0350.1765.8 (1.4–24.7)
%96.7%3.3%
Yes (1)N153
%83.3%16.7%
Weakened sense of tasteNo (0)N21480.0240.23213.4 (2.1–84.1)
%96.4%3.6%
Yes (1)N42
%66.7%33.3%
Weakened sense of smellNo (0)N21580.0160.26017.9 (2.6–122.6)
%96.4%3.6%
Yes (1)N32
%60.0%40.0%
Swelling of tongue and/or faceNo (0)N18950.0080.2116.5 (1.8–23.9)
%97.4%2.6%
Yes (1)N295
%85.3%14.7%
VertigoNo (0)N21070.0080.25211.3 (2.5–51.7)
%96.8%3.2%
Yes (1)N83
%72.7%27.3%
  1. *Fisher’s exact test.
  2. **Effect size
  3. ***Odds ratio