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Table 3 Standardized parameter estimates (maximum likelihood) of factor loadings from structural equation model of total sample

From: The relationship of dental caries and dental fear in Malaysian adolescents: a latent variable approach

  Latent factors
  Dental caries disease and treatment experience Dental fear
Indicator variables   
Decayed teeth (DT) 0.532  
Missing teeth (MT) 0.526  
Filled teeth (FT) 0.528  
Avoidance of dental treatment   0.746
Somatic symptoms   0.747
Dental stimuli   0.596
  1. Note: all estimates significant p < 0.001.