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Table 2 Study sample and unsafe storage of household medicines in families with children four-year-olds from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort (Brazil)

From: Unsafe storage of household medicines: results from a cross-sectional study of four-year-olds from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort (Brazil)

Variables Study sample Unsafe storage
N % N % 95% CI
Child’s gender
 Male 1973 51.93 428 21.71 19.89–23.58
 Female 1826 48.07 385 21.08 19.23–23.03
Maternal skin colour
 White 2329 61.97 508 21.81 20.15–23.55
 Black 626 16.66 128 20.45 17.35–23.82
 Brown or mixed 764 20.33 165 21.63 18.73–24.69
 Asian or Native 39 1.04 5 12.82 4.29–27.43
Maternal age
 13–19 710 18.70 167 23.55 20.45–26.82
 20–29 1878 49.46 380 20.23 18.44–22.12
 30 or more 1209 31.84 266 22.02 19.70–24.44
Maternal education (years of schooling)
 0–4 581 15.36 115 19.83 16.63–23.27
 5–8 1405 37.14 291 20.71 18.62–22.93
 8–11 1341 35.45 285 21.27 19.09–23.54
 12 or more 456 12.05 118 25.88 21.92–30.16
Paternal education (years of schooling)
 0–4 560 16.30 129 23.04 19.61–26.75
 5–8 1470 42.78 299 20.35 18.31–22.59
 8–11 1064 30.97 232 21.83 19.36–24.41
 12 or more 342 9.95 79 23.10 18.74–27.94
Maternal employment status after the child was born
 No 1317 34.74 262 19.91 17.77–22.15
 Yes 2474 65.26 548 22.15 20.53–23.84
Socioeconomic status (ABEP)
 A and B 974 25.92 227 23.31 20.68–26.09
 C 1997 53.15 415 20.79 19.02–22.63
 D and E 786 20.92 160 20.36 17.59–23.34
Primary caregiver
 Unrelated 925 24.50 217 23.46 20.76–26.32
 Relative 2850 75.50 589 20.68 19.19–22.20
Maternal self-rated health
 Excellent / very good 1314 34.59 270 20.56 18.39–22.84
 Good 1781 46.88 392 22.01 20.11–24.01
 Fair / poor 704 18.53 151 21.48 18.47–24.67
Maternal chronic condition
 No 2080 54.75 449 21.59 19.84–23.42
 Yes 1719 45.25 364 21.20 19.27–23.18
Paternal chronic condition
 No 2315 67.57 485 20.96 19.31–22.67
 Yes 1111 32.43 249 22.43 19.99–24.98
Number of household members
 2 136 3.58 27 19.85 13.51–27.55
 3 1068 28.11 253 23.69 21.17–26.36
 4 1257 33.09 263 20.92 18.70–23.28
 5 or more 1338 35.22 270 20.21 18.06–22.43
  1. Detailed legend: Total sample N = 3799
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