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Table 3 One year odds of symptom improvement and worsening in the treatment group

From: Longitudinal analysis of the association between removal of dental amalgam, urine mercury and 14 self-reported health symptoms

  Greater than one year
Symptom Tx Group Symptoms Improve Tx Group Symptoms Get Worse N
Headache 1.222 {0.342} 0.616^ {0.0516} 368
Memory loss 1.600* {0.0255} 0.721 {0.157} 374
Depession 1.206 {0.370} 0.781 {0.290} 370
Fatigue/Sleep disturbance 1.499^ {0.0598} 0.729 {0.173} 371
Anxiety 1.143 {0.522} 0.929 {0.764} 373
Unusually Moody 1.368 {0.134} 0.897 {0.649} 370
Confusion 1.462^ {0.0832} 0.613* {0.0342} 370
Stomach problems 1.571* {0.0360} 0.627* {0.0459} 369
Loss sense of smell or taste 1.588^ {0.0727} 0.376* {0.000508} 369
Shakiness in hands 1.499^ {0.0937} 0.519* {0.0102} 371
Parasthesia 1.048 {0.849} 0.840 {0.523} 345
Unintentionally dropping things 1.173 {0.481} 0.912 {0.730} 367
Coordination problems 1.122 {0.628} 0.574* {0.0329} 367
Muscle weakness 1.282 {0.246} 0.635^ {0.0676} 367
  1. One year odds of symptom improvement and worsening in the treatment group controlling for age and sex. Odds ratio coefficients are the odds of change in treatment group relative to the positive amalgam group. {P values}; *indicates coefficient is different from 1 at size 0.05; ^represents statistical significance at size 0.10.