Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008
Risk Factors for Sporadic Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Infections in Children, Argentina1
|Characteristic||% Case-patients† (N = 150)||% Controls† (N = 299)||Unadjusted univariate analysis
||Adjusted univariate analysis*
|mOR||95% CI||p value||mOR||95% CI||p value|
|Eating meatballs at home||17||29||0.46||0.3–0.8||0.004||0.44||0.2–0.8||0.010||M|
|Eating meat pie at home||11||23||0.40||0.2–0.8||0.004||0.47||0.2–0.9||0.025||–|
|Eating empanadas at home||20||34||0.43||0.3–0.7||0.001||0.49||0.3–0.9||0.016||M|
| Respondent always washing hands with soap and water after handling raw beef
|Fixed adjustment factors|
|Eating more than the median number of fruits and vegetables||33||51||0.42||0.3–0.7||0.0002||–||–||–||B, M|
|Male sex||43||57||0.57||0.4–0.9||0.01||–||–||–||B, M|
|Having a nonparent respondent||3||1||0.29||0.1–0.8||0.009||–||–||–||M|
|Respondent always washing hands after handling raw beef||74||90||0.27||0.1–0.5||0.0001||–||–||–||B, M|
*Adjusted by the fixed adjustment factors shown. mOR, matched odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†The denominator (number of respondents) for case-patients varied from 144 to 150. The denominator for controls varied from 298 to 299.
‡Denotes adjusted univariate analysis significant in Buenos Aires (B), Mendoza (M), or neither site (–).
- Page created: July 08, 2010
- Page last updated: July 08, 2010
- Page last reviewed: July 08, 2010
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Office of the Director (OD)