Table 6

Multivariate adjusted logistic regression models for carer report ofear infectionsfor the child over the previous 2 weeks to the survey
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Children Ear infections Ear infections Ear infections Ear infections
(n = 556) (n = 539) (n = 556)
Explanatory variables n (%) n (%) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Community level gambling problems
Lowest problems (<20%) 96 (17.3) 21.9 (21) na na 1.0
Intermediate (20–49%) 335 (60.3) 27.2 (91) na na 1.20 (0.65–2.20)
Highest problems (>50%) 125 (22.5) 40.0 (50) na na 2.24 (1.18–4.26)
HH reported gambling problems
No gambling problems 285 (52.9) 68 (23.9) na 1.0 ns
Yes - gambling problems 254 (47.1) 91 (35.8) na 1.68 (1.09–2.58) ns
Child age (years)
Less than 1 year 79 (14.7) 14 (17.7) 1.0 1.0 1.0
1 - 2 years 169 (31.4) 69 (40.8) 2.84 (1.52–5.31) 2.70 (1.44–5.08) 3.05 (1.63–5.72)
3 - 7 years 291 (54.0) 76 (26.1) 1.44 (0.77–2.69) 1.43 (0.76–2.68) 1.56 (0.84–2.90)
Child in day care
Not in day care 487 (90.4) 132 (27.1) 1.0 1.0 1.0
At least one day per week 52 (9.7) 27 (51.9) 2.86 (1.46–5.60) 2.85 (1.41–5.76) 2.60 (1.32–5.14)
Carer relationship to householder
Same 142 (26.4) 36 (25.4) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Daughter 139 (25.8) 48 (34.5) 1.22 (0.68–2.18) 1.23 (0.68–2.22) 1.11 (0.62–1.98)
Wife 108 (20.0) 31 (28.7) 0.93 (0.47–1.83) 1.05 (0.51–2.15) 0.92 (0.46–1.82)
Daughter-in-law 27 (5.0) 6 (22.2) 0.63 (0.22–1.77) 0.65 (0.21–1.96) 0.61 (0.21–1.75)
Niece 33 (6.1) 4 (12.1) 0.32 (0.12–0.86) 0.29 (0.11–0.76) 0.27 (0.11–0.70)
Sister 21 (3.9) 12 (57.1) 2.95 (0.95–9.13) 2.99 (0.92–9.71) 2.88 (0.93–8.88)
Sister-in-law 13 (2.4) 4 (30.8) 1.22 (0.30–5.03) 1.26 (0.29–5.52) 1.14 (0.28–4.73)
Other 56 (10.4) 18 (32.1) 1.19 (0.56–2.51) 1.13 (0.51–2.50) 1.12 (0.54–2.35)
Failed healthy living practices
0 to 3 90 (16.7) 17 (18.9) 1.0 1.0 1.0
4 to 8 449 (83.3) 142 (31.6) 2.02 (1.19–3.44) 2.20 (1.26–3.83) 1.99 (1.15–3.43)
Total/Adjusted R2 539 (100.0) 159 (29.5) 7.2% 8.6% 8.5%

NOTE: na not applicable; ns not significant (p > 0.05).

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