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Table 2 Parental behaviour influencing the health of children aged 28 to 32 months

From: Parental separation and behaviours that influence the health of infants aged 28 to 32 months: a cross-sectional study

Variables of behaviour Total Parents together Parentsseparated P
≥ 1 person smokes in the home daily −2006-09 (n = 13,667) (n = 2962) (n = 2473) (n = 489)  
 % yes 22.2 20.7 36.1  
 Crude OR (95% CI)   1 2.2 (1.9–2.4) < 0.001
Daily tooth brushing −2006-12 (n = 25,976) (n = 2046) (n = 1851) (n = 195) 0.007
 % No 7.9 7.7 9.3  
 Crude OR (95% CI)   1 1.2 (1.1–1.4)  
Sees the dentist −2010-12 (n = 10,686) (n = 7826) (n = 7054) (n = 772) 0.002
 % No 81.2 80.8 84.8  
 Crude OR (95% CI)   1 1.3 (1.1–1.6)  
Vision screening −2010-12 (n = 12,725) (n = 4923) (n= (n = 527) < 0.001
 % No 41.4 4396) 48.2  
 Crude OR (95% CI)   40.7 1.4 (1.2–1.5)