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Table 2 Cumulative number (No

From: An ex vivo, assessor blind, randomised, parallel group, comparative efficacy trial of the ovicidal activity of three pediculicides after a single application - melaleuca oil and lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and lemon tea tree oil, and a "suffocation" pediculicide

Treatment Pre-treatment OR post-treatment No. Eggs collected No. Eggs hatched Hatch- rate % OE p*
"Suffocation"
pediculicide
Pre- 343 297 0.8659   
  Post- 408 112 0.2745 68.3% < 0.0001
Melaleuca oil & lavender oil (TTO/LO) Pre- 354 316 0.8927   
  Post- 393 195 0.4962 44.4% < 0.0001
Eucalyptus oil & lemon tea tree oil (EO/LTTO) Pre- 365 323 0.8849 3.3%  
  Post- 382 327 0.8560   
  1. p*-values are for comparisons of "suffocation' pediculicide and TTO/LO Lotion with EO/LTTO Solution.