Table 6

Effects of hearing difficulty and ear discharge on the continuous behaviour scores at 10 years of age—teacher reported behaviour (Rutter B scale)

Middle ear disease markerAntisocialNeuroticInattentiveClumsy
Unadjusted magnitudes
Hearing difficulty0.110.12−0.010.06
 Ear discharge0.100.09 0.090.070
Adjusted7-150 magnitude and 95% CI
Hearing difficulty0.134 (0.06 to 0.21)0.106 (0.03 to 0.18)0.035 (−0.003 to 0.15)0.071 (−0.04 to 011)
 Ear discharge0.108 (0.05 to 0.17)0.081 (0.02 to 0.43)0.072 (0.01 to 0.13)0.069 (0.01 to 0.13)
  • Results are in SD units.

  • 7-150 Adjusted for socioeconomic status only (n = 9278).