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Table 3 Results of multivariate analyses for AGE in all age categories (overall), children (<16years) and adults

From: “Sickenin’ in the rain” – increased risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections after urban pluvial flooding in a population-based cross-sectional study in the Netherlands

Model & Covariates Overall without AGE Overall with AGE aOR Children without AGE Children with AGE aOR Adults without AGE Adults with AGE aOR
N (%) N (%) (95% CI) a N (%) N (%) (95% CI) a N (%) N (%) (95% CI) a
Type of exposure
 Skin contact 456 (70) 71 (93) 4.0 (1.8, 9.0) 59 (65) 11 (100) NA 397 (71) 60 (92) 3.8 (1.5, 9.4)
Type of activity
 Water contact
  No (ref)    ref    ref    ref
  Yes, no cleaning 190 (18) 22 (25) 2.9 (1.3, 6.7) NA NA NA 128 (14) 12 (16) 1.5 (0.5, 4.3)
  Yes, cleaning inside 173 (16) 17 (20) 3.7 (1.4, 9.6) NA NA NA 167 (18) 17 (23) 3.3 (1.3, 8.4)
  Yes, cleaning outside 69 (6) 14 (16) 6.9 (2.5, 18.7) NA NA NA 69 (8) 12 (16) 5.3 (1.9, 14.7)
  Yes, cleaning in & out 106 (10) 24 (28) 8.6 (3.5, 20.9) NA NA NA 103 (11) 24 (32) 7.6 (3.1, 18.6)
 Cycled 62 (6) 24 (28) 2.3 (1.0, 5.0) 10 (6) 5 (42) NA 52 (6) 19 (25) 2.4 (1.0, 5.7)
 Do not know 5 (0) 2 (2) NA 2 (1) 0 (0) NA 3 (0) 2 (3) 27 (4.7, 158)
  1. Note: aOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, NA not applicable, overall analyses of exposure vs AGE could not be performed for children, ref reference category
  2. aAdjusted for age, sex, summer, having a chronic disorder or disease of the gastrointestinal tract, having reflux, having a food allergy or pregnancy with vomiting during the study period
  3. Factors with a p-value <0.05 are expressed in bold