Table 4

Distribution of potential confounders of reported infectious disease and use of antibiotics among 2 years old children
Intervention cohort Nā€‰=ā€‰1374 Control cohort Nā€‰=ā€‰4780 Odds ratioa
n (%) n (%) (95%CI)
Ever RS virus infection 75 (5.5) 209 (4.4) 1.26 (0.96-1.65)
Ever intestinal infection 373 (27.2) 864 (18.1) 1.68 (1.46-1.94)
Ever false croup 188 (13.7) 675 (14.2) 0.96 (0.81-1.14)
Ever bronchitis 185 (13.5) 692 (14.6) 0.92 (0.77-1.09)
Ever pneumonia 87 (6.4) 345 (7.3) 0.87 (0.68-1.11)
Ever used antibioticsb 601 (44.0) 2196 (46.1) 0.92 (0.81-1.03)

aFor intervention cohort versus control cohort.

bEver used antibiotics for cold, inflammation of the ear, bronchitis, RS-virus infection, false croup, pneumonia, urinary infection and gut infection.

Dotterud et al.

Dotterud et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:123   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-123

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