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Table 13 Risk of febrile seizures in children 3–5 years old associated with respiratory viruses

From: Snotwatch: an ecological analysis of the relationship between febrile seizures and respiratory virus activity

Virus 95% vs 50% Incidence Risk 99% CI P-value
Adenovirus 0.83 0.67, 1.04 0.03
hMPV 1.17 0.91, 1.51 0.0990
Influenza A* 1.54 1.20, 1.98 < 0.0001
Influenza B* 1.44 1.13, 1.84 < 0.0001
Parainfluenza 1 0.78 0.51, 1.19 0.13
Parainfluenza 2 0.94 0.74, 1.20 0.52
Parainfluenza 3 1.13 0.86, 1.49 0.26
Picornavirus 0.88 0.69, 1.14 0.21
RSV* 1.67 1.31, 2.12 < 0.0001
  1. Intercept denotes the estimated number of febrile seizures in this age group per month. Statistically significant viruses are denoted with*. The baseline monthly number of febrile seizures for this subgroup was 5.3