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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Research

Antibiotic Use in Hispanic Households, New York City

Elaine Larson*†Comments to Author , Susan X. Lin*, and Cabilia Gomez-Duarte*
Author affiliations: *Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York, USA; †Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

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Table 2

Significant predictors of seeking medical attention and taking antibiotics among those with symptomsa

Predictor Odds ratio (95% confidence limits) p valueb
Seeking medical attention


Household
0.995 (0.994 to 0.996)
<0.001
Chronic illness
2.01 (1.43 to 2.85)
<0.001
Born outside United States
2.07 (1.53 to 2.80)
<0.001
Skin infection
3.06 (1.65 to 5.69)
<0.001
Fever
2.55 (1.82 to 3.57)
<0.001
Runny nose
1.44 (1.06 to 1.96)
0.02
Taking an antibiotic


Household
0.997 (0.996 to
0.998)
<0.001
Excellent/good health
0.44 (0.28 to 0.70)
<0.001
Outside household ≥40 h/week
0.59 (0.41 to 0.86)
0.007
Fever
2.39 (1.72 to 3.32)
<0.001
Runny nose
1.38 (1.01 to 1.88)
0.04
Sore throat
2.44 (1.80 to 3.31)
<0.001
Cough 1.42 (1.05 to 1.94) 0.03

an=911.

bLogistic regression.

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