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Table 5 Factors associated with attachment to favourite pet (CENSHARE Pet Attachment Scale total score; lower=more attached)

From: Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9–10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

Outcome (predictor variable) Mean score Crude Coef Crude SECoef Crude P Adjusted* Coef Adjusted* SECoef Adjusted P
Attachment score        
Pet type        
   Cat 56.28       
   Dog 49.09 −7.21 1.94 <0.001 −6.45 2.09 0.002
   Horse 52.13 −4.15 5.02 0.41 −10.90 7.75 0.16
   Rabbit 54.53 −1.75 3.51 0.62 −2.45 3.91 0.53
   Rodent 56.62 0.34 2.74 0.90 1.19 3.00 0.69
   Fish 79.46 23.18 2.83 <0.001 25.64 3.03 <0.001
   Other 72.07 15.79 3.96 <0.001 16.88 5.66 0.003
Gender        
   Male 54.7       
   Female 55.0 0.34 1.70 0.84 0.13 1.53 0.93
Ethnicity        
   White 54.5       
   Non-white 55.6 1.10 3.13 0.73 −0.47 2.72 0.86
Sibling status        
   Neither 58.14       
   Single 50.43 −7.71 2.60 0.003 −9.44 2.57 <0.001
   Youngest 52.46 −5.68 1.76 0.001 −3.16 1.62 0.05
Deprivation score - −0.06 0.04 0.18 0.03 0.04 0.49
  1. *n=298.