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Table 3 Effect of febrile illness on developmental outcomes at 12 months adjusting for sex, monthly family income, maternal education, and LAZ at 12 months

From: Febrile illness and pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with lower neurodevelopmental scores in Bangladeshi infants living in poverty

  Cognitive composite score Language composite score Motor composite score
Predictors Estimate (s.e.) p-value Estimate (s.e.) p-value Estimate (s.e.) p-value
Male sex -0.58 (0.77) 0.451 -1.89 (1.02) 0.064 -1.70 (0.83) 0.041
Monthly family income (every 1000 taka) 0.25 (0.12) 0.044 0.38 (0.17) 0.026 0.36 (0.13) 0.007
Maternal education (years) 0.10 (0.12) 0.402 0.40 (0.15) 0.010 0.02 (0.12) 0.895
Febrile illness (every 10 days) -0.88 (0.05) 0.085 -1.91 (0.07) 0.005 -2.07 (0.05) 0.0002
LAZ at 12 months (every unit) 1.11 (0.37) 0.003 1.54 (0.49) 0.002 1.99 (0.40) <0.0001
  1. Estimated effect of male sex, monthly family income, maternal education, febrile illness, and LAZ at 12 months on developmental outcomes expressed as the magnitude change in developmental scores for every 1000 taka in family income, 10 days of febrile illness, year of maternal education, and increment in LAZ at 12 months. Data in parentheses are standard errors (SE) for the corresponding covariate effect.
  2. Days of febrile illness in the first year of life.
  3. Bold text indicates p-value < 0.05.