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Table 3 Odds ratios of recent occurrence of fever, cough and dyspnea among Ugandan infants

From: Trends in the prevalence and care-seeking behaviour for acute respiratory infections among Ugandan infants

  Fever Cough Dyspnea
  Overall** Boys Girls Overall** Boys Girls Overall** Boys Girls
Child-level variables
 Age of child (< 2 months)
  2–5 months 1.305* 1.252* 1.366* 1.282* 1.323* 1.241* 1.366* 1.305* 1.436*
Birth order (4th)
 1st child 0.711* 0.803* 0.632* 1.053 1.068 1.055 0.754* 0.812 0.700*
 2nd child 0.720* 0.770* 0.673* 0.972 1.018 0.924 0.765* 0.900 0.641*
 3rd higher 1.057 1.135 0.987 0.942 0.996 0.887 0.994 1.001 0.986
Maternal and household -level variables
 Age of mother (15–24)
  25–34 1.410* 1.287* 1.530* 1.087 0.950 1.237* 1.402* 1.253 1.551*
   > 34 1.184* 1.155 1.204* 1.038 0.977 1.096 1.195* 1.138 1.244*
Educational level (No education)
 Primary 1.212* 1.164 1.261* 1.136 0.980 1.317* 1.834* 1.647* 2.057*
 Secondary/higher 1.233* 1.224* 1.240* 1.074 0.911 1.266 1.399* 1.194 1.662*
Occupation (Not working)
 Service/skilled manual 0.965 0.975 0.952 0.859* 0.859* 0.854* 1.020 0.976 1.067
 Agriculture/other 0.969 0.972 0.964 1.040 1.020 1.042 0.828* 0.770* 0.884
Religion (Catholic)
 Islam/others 0.826* 0.734* 0.928 0.997 0.976 1.017 1.086 1.140 1.042
BMI (Obese)
 Underweight 1.933* 2.061* 1.827* 1.436* 1.291 1.593* 0.842 0.983 1.057
 Normal weight 1.458* 1.623* 1.314* 1.079 1.012 1.152 1.139 1.239 1.050
 Overweight 1.029 1.084 0.985 0.940 0.825 1.084 1.100 1.161 0.822
Child was intended (No)
 Yes 0.780* 0.719* 0.845* 0.842* 0.846* 0.835 0.885 0.958 1.051
Wealth status (Non-poor)
 Poor 1.119* 1.106 1.131* 0.978 0.967 0.993 0.987 0.932 0.998
Residency (Rural)
 Urban 0.684* 0.627* 0.743* 0.905* 0.841* 0.971 0.933 0.873* 1.091
  1. N.B. * = significant at p < 0.05. ** = adjusted for sex