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Table 2 Predictors of urinary tract infections among 231 febrile children underfives attending Makongoro health centre, Mwanza city, Tanzania 2011

From: Prevalence and predictors of urinary tract infection and severe malaria among febrile children attending Makongoro health centre in Mwanza city, North-Western Tanzania

Variable UTI Univariate Multivariate
  Positive Negative OR P- value 95%CI OR P-value 95%CI
Age in years         
1-5 years 27(20.1%) 107(79.9%) 1    1   
2 m-1 year 20(20.6%) 77(29.4%) 1.03 0.93 0.54-1.97 1.29 0.62 0.47-3.54
Sex         
Male 13(12.4%) 92(87.6%) 1    1   
Female 34(27.0%) 92(73.0%) 2.62 0.07 1.30-5.27 3.40   1.23-3.34
Dysuria         
No 7(4.4%) 153(95.6%) 1    1   
Yes 40(56.3%) 31(43.7%) 28.2 < 0.001 11.57-68.74 12.51 < 0.001 4.28-36.57
Axillary temperature         
37.5-39 7(4.4%) 151(95.6%) 1    1   
40-41 40(54.8%) 33(45.2%) 26.15 < 0.001 10.77-63.48 12.54 < 0.001 4.28-36.73
Abdominal pain         
No 9(6.7%) 126(93.3%) 1    1   
Yes 38(39.6%) 58(60.4%) 9.17 < 0.001 4.16-20.21 1.61 0.39 0.54-4.82
  1. OR = Odd ratio, CI = Confidence Interval