Table 3

Influence of concurrent poverty on child health in the first 41 months of life, adjusted event rate ratios and odds ratios (ERR & OR) from multilevel Poisson and logistic regressions, (QLSCD, 1998–2001)
Number of mother-reported asthma-like attacks during the previous 12 months1† Being perceived in less than very good during the past 12 months2†
ERR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Change from first round (baseline)
  5 months - 1.00
  17 months 1.00 1.55 (1.18,2.03)***
  29 months 0.95 (0.89,1.02) 1.32 (1.01,1.73)*
  41 months 0.63 (0.58,0.68) *** 1.35 (1.03,1.77)*
Change due to concurrent poverty 
  Sufficient income 1.00 1.00
  Insufficient income 1.39 (1.09,1.76)*** 1.51 (1.14,1.99)**
Number of children 1 944 1 945
Number of measurements 5 712 7 632

1Adjusted for child’s sex and birth rank, type of family, and mother’s age and education.

2Adjusted for child’s sex and birth rank, use of daycare centre, and mother’s education and immigrant status.

*p <0.05; ** p <0.01; *** p <0.001.

Weighted parameter estimates.

Béatrice et al.

Béatrice et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:141   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-141

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