Table 4

Logistic regression estimates of the risk factors of each symptom among residents of transitional camps.

Independent variables

Dependant variables


Unwell

Cough

Stomach ache

Diarrhoea

Headache

General aches and pains


Exp. (B) (95% CI)

Exp. (B) (95% CI)

Exp. (B) (95% CI)

Exp. (B) (95% CI)

Exp. (B) (95% CI)

Exp. (B) (95% CI)


Age (yrs) (base value 18, unit yrs)

-

-

-

-

-

1.06 (1.03–1.09)***


Male

1

-

-

-

1

-


Female

2.93 (1.33–6.45)**

-

-

-

4.80 (2.09–11.03)***

-


People/room (base value 0.5, units 1 P/r)

-

-

1.40 (1.09–1.79)***

-

1.33 (1.01–1.77)*

-


Mould

None

-

-

-

-

1

-


Some

-

-

-

-

0.70 (0.30–3.89)

-


Lots

-

-

-

-

3.63 (1.30–10.15)*

-


*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001

Turner et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:16   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-16

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