Table 9

Odds ratios for dichotomised parent reported behaviour scores at 10 years with hearing difficulty

Socioeconomic status (grouped)AntisocialNeuroticHyperactiveClumsy
Unadjusted odds ratio
1 (most advantaged)0.961.191.841.23
 2 (average)1.311.701.911.35
 3 (most disadvantaged)1.161.291.801.73
 Overall (95% CI)1.09 (0.87 to 1.36)1.46 (1.19 to 1.79)1.78 (1.47 to 2.16)1.38 (1.12 to 1.69)
Adjusted10-150 odds ratio and 95% CI
1 (most advantaged)0.88 (0.46 to 1.68)1.12 (0.72 to 1.75)1.69 (1.09 to 2.63)1.21 (0.79 to 1.86)
 2 (average)1.15 (0.83 to 1.58)1.55 (1.18 to 2.05)1.77 (1.36 to 2.32)1.28 (0.96 to 1.72)
 3 (most disadvantaged)1.05 (0.71 to 1.56)1.29 (0.81 to 2.05)1.72 (1.16 to 2.54)1.68 (1.11 to 2.54)
 Overall 1.10 (0.87 to 1.38)1.40 (1.14 to 1.72)1.76 (1.45 to 2.14)1.36 (1.10 to 1.67)
p value for hearing difficulty0.5220.0020.0000.004
  • Results are Rutter A scale—defined at 90th centile of distribution of continuous scores.

  • 10-150 Adjusted for sex and maternal malaise. Combining all socioeconomic status groups—adjusted for sex, socioeconomic status, and maternal malaise (n = 10 750).