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Table 4 Logistic regression for association between age group, gender or area deprivation score and semantic verbal fluency in the cohort of 180 tumour patients. 95% confidence intervals indicated. Odds ratio of not having a brain tumour

From: Verbal fluency as a quick and simple tool to help in deciding when to refer patients with a possible brain tumour

Variable Odds Ratio 95% confidence Interval
Semantic verbal fluency value
 0–13 Reference
  ≥ 14 7.84 3.9–15.8
Age
 16–59 Reference
 60–79 0.9 0.5–1.66
 80 +  6.68 1.3–33.5
Gender
 Male Reference
 Female 1.87 1.04–3.35
Deprivation score
 1 Reference
 2 1.2 0.5–3.1
 3 1.3 0.5–3.7
 4 0.85 0.3–2.4
 5 1.16 0.44–3.1