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Table 2 Multivariate Poisson regression analysis measuring relative risks for gastroenteritis, and infections of skin and eyes associated with water outage periods, and the daily average temperature after controlling for potential confounders in Taiwan, 2004-2006

From: Water outage increases the risk of gastroenteritis and eyes and skin diseases

  Gastroenteritis Skin disease Eye disease
Period RR (95% CI) RR (95% CI) RR (95% CI)
Outage 1.31 (1.26-1.37)*** 1.36 (1.30-1.42)*** 1.34 (1.26-1.44)***
10-day lag 1.26 (1.23-1.30)*** 1.30 (1.26-1.33)*** 1.35 (1.30-1.41)***
Normal 1.0 1.0 1.0
p value a <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.001; *** p < 0.0001
  2. ※ Model includes water outage period, daily average temperature, daily relative humidity, year, month, holiday, area, sex, age, GDP index, and education index.
  3. a: LR statistics for type 3 analysis