Table 3

Determinants of poor adherence to antibiotic prophylaxis (multivariate analysis), Lifou, New Caledonia, 2011
Variables Odds Ratio (95% CI) P Value*
Number of persons in the household ≥6 0.014
 No 1
 Yes 0.25 (0.08 – 0.75)
Previous history of ARF 0.047
 No 1
 Yes 0.20 (0.04 – 0.98)
Adequate healthcare coverage 0.013
 No 1
 Yes 0.21 (0.06 – 0.72)

CI denotes confidence interval, ARF denotes acute rheumatic fever.

*p values were calculated with the use of logistic-regression analysis.

Variables candidates were : age <16 years old, male sex, distance from nearest health center >5 km, BPG injections’ recall system, follow up of ARF/RHD in health center of Xépénéhé, severe pain from BPG injection, number of persons in the household ≥6, previous history of ARF, full medical coverage.

p value was 0.67 by the Hosmer–Lemeshow test for goodness of fit.

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Gasse et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:131   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-131

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