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Table 3 Determinants of poor adherence to antibiotic prophylaxis (multivariate analysis), Lifou, New Caledonia, 2011

From: Determinants of poor adherence to secondary antibiotic prophylaxis for rheumatic fever recurrence on Lifou, New Caledonia: a retrospective cohort study

Variables Odds Ratio (95% CI) P Value*
Number of persons in the household ≥6   0.014
 No 1  
 Yes 0.25 (0.08 – 0.75)  
Previous history of ARF   0.047
 No 1  
 Yes 0.20 (0.04 – 0.98)  
Adequate healthcare coverage   0.013
 No 1  
 Yes 0.21 (0.06 – 0.72)  
  1. CI denotes confidence interval, ARF denotes acute rheumatic fever.
  2. *p values were calculated with the use of logistic-regression analysis.
  3. Variables candidates were : age <16 years old, male sex, distance from nearest health center >5 km, BPG injections’ recall system, follow up of ARF/RHD in health center of Xépénéhé, severe pain from BPG injection, number of persons in the household ≥6, previous history of ARF, full medical coverage.
  4. p value was 0.67 by the Hosmer–Lemeshow test for goodness of fit.