The purpose of this study was assess the role of siblings in day care as a determinant of infants'risk of lower respiratory tract infections.
A total of 3238 children (86%) out of 3754 Oslo, Norway, newborns recruited in 1992/93 were followed for 1 year.
In logistic regression analysis, the risk of infection was increased in (1) infants with one or more siblings compared with infants without siblings (adjusted odds ratio [OR]=2.3 ; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.84,2.85) and (2) infants with one or more siblings in day care compared with infants with siblings not in day care (adjusted OR=1.7 ; 95% CI=1.21,2.26).
The results suggest that siblings in day care outside the home increase infants'risk of lower respiratory tract infections.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Infection, Nouveau né, Homme, Epidémiologie, Transmission, Fratrie, Garderie enfant, A domicile, Norvège, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Infection, Newborn, Human, Epidemiology, Transmission, Sibling, Day care center, At home, Norway, Europe
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Cote : 96-0481443
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 10/04/1997.