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Table 4 Odds ratios (95% CI) of doctoral visits and in-hospital stay in relation to maternal educational level

From: Maternal educational level, parental preventive behavior, risk behavior, social support and medical care consumption in 8-month-old children in Malmö, Sweden

  Doctoral visit beside the regular CHC visits during the last 8 months In-hospital stay during the last 8 months
  Model 1b OR (95% CI)a Model 2c OR (95% CI)a Model 3d OR (95% CI)a Model 1b OR (95% CI)a Model 2c OR (95% CI)a Model 3d OR (95% CI)a
Maternal educational level
≥12 years 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
10-12 years 1.27 (1.15,1.41) 1.26 (1.14,1.40) 1.14 (1.02,1.29) 1.07 (0.93,1.24) 1.07 (0.93,1.24) 1.04 (0.88,1.25)
≤ 9 years 1.28 (1.09,1.50) 1.25 (1.06,1.48) 1.11 (0.91,1.35) 1.34 (1.08,1.66) 1.33 (1.06,1.65) 1.16 (0.89,1.51)
  1. aOR odds ratio; CI Confidence interval
  2. bAdjusted for year, sex, parents country of birth, low birth weight and number of children at home
  3. cModel 1 with additional adjustment for low emotional support and low practical support
  4. dModel 2 with additional adjustment for maternal smoking during pregnancy, secondhand tobacco smoke at 0-4 weeks of age and exclusive breastfeeding less than 4 months