Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017
Case−Control Study of Risk Factors for Meningococcal Disease in Chile
|Risk factor||β||SE||p value||OR (95% CI)|
|Hospitalization for whooping cough||2.94||1.30||0.024||18.86 (1.47–241.87)|
|Age <1 y||2.04||0.38||<0.001||7.68 (3.68–16.05)|
|Shared space with other children||1.78||0.63||0.005||5.91 (1.73–20.14)|
|Hospitalization for asthma or acute lower RTI||1.44||0.41||<0.001||4.24 (1.91–9.44)|
|History of meningococcal disease in family||1.39||0.46||0.002||4.02 (1.63–9.92)|
|Shared bed with >2 persons||1.22||0.38||0.001||3.37 (1.62–7.03)|
|Income <US $517||0.95||0.35||0.007||2.59 (1.30–5.17)|
|Greeted >2 persons with kiss on mouth||0.85||0.37||0.023||2.35 (1.13–4.89)|
*OR, odds ratio; RTI, respiratory tract infection; R2 = 39%.
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