Table 4

Influence of previous-round 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 past 12 months1† Being perceived in less than very good health during the previous 12 months2†
ERR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Change from first round
  17 months 1.00 1.00
  29 months 0.96 (0.90,1.03) 0.84 (0.64,1.09)
  41 months 0.63 (0.58,0.68)*** 0.85 (0.66,1.10)
Change due to poverty estimate in the previous round
  Sufficient income 1.00 1.00
  Insufficient income 1.28 (1.08,1.51)** 1.28 (0.89,1.84)
Change due to poverty estimate in the previous round after controlling for current poverty status
  Sufficient income 1.00 1.00
  Insufficient income 1.25 (1.06,1.48)** 1.21 (0.82,1.79)
Number of children with complete data 1 944 1 944
Number of measurements 5 683 5 687

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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