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Table 3 Behaviour of parents of children aged 28 to 32 months: adjusted ORs

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

  ≥ 1 person smokes at home daily Child does not brush his or her teeth daily Child doesnot have a dentist No vision screening
(2006–09) (2006–12) (2010–12) (2010–12)
Variable OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
 Family structure
 Parents together 1 1 1 1
 Parents separated 1.7 (1.5–2.0) 1.1 (0.9–1.2) 1.3 (1.1–1.6) 1.2 (1.1–1.4)
 P < 0.001 0.8 0.03 0.005
Mother’s level of education
 Third-level 1 1 1 1
 Completed upper secondary 2.6 (2.3–2.9) 2.0 (1.7–2.3) 1.5 (1.3–1.7) 1.6 (1.4–1.8)
 < Upper secondary 4.9 (4.3–5.6) 4.1 (3.6–4.7) 1.6 (1.4–1.9) 2.1 (1.8–2.4)
 P < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Mother’s age at childbirth
 <  18 years 1.7 (1.1–2.7) 0.9 (0.5–1.4)   
 18/30 years 1 1   
 31/37 years 0.9 (0.8–1.0) 1.1 (1.0–1.3)   
 38 years and more 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 1.3 (1.1–1.6)   
 P 0.03 0.02   
Mother speaks French
 Yes 1 1 1 1
 No 0.7 (0.6–0.9) 1.5 (1.3–1.7) 1.2 (1.1–1.3) 1.5 (1.4–1.7)
 P < 0.001 < 0.001 0.02 < 0.001
≥ 1 parent allergic
 No 1    
 Yes 1.2 (1.1–1.4)    
 P < 0.001    
Nursery attendance
 Yes    1 1
 No    0.8 (0.7–0.9) 2.0 (1.8–2.3)
 P    0.006 < 0.001
Birthweight
 ≥2500 g 1   1  
 < 2500 g 1.4 (1.2–1.8)   1.3 (1.1–1.7)  
 P < 0.001   0.02  
Age of the child
 ≥33 mo   1 1 1
 28–32 mo   0.9 (0.7–1.1) 1.4 (1.1–1.9) 1.3 (1.0–1.6)
 ≤ 27 mo   1.2 (0.9–1.6) 1.7 (1.2–2.5) 1.9 (1.4–2.6)
 P   0.002 0.01 < 0.001
Grommets
 Yes     1
 No     0.7 (0.5–0.9)
 P     < 0.001
The child has eczema
 No 1    
 Yes 0.9 (0.7–1.0)    
 P 0.04