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Table 2 Risk indicators for the presence of immunoglobulin in the oral fluid from infants

From: Assessment of measles immunity among infants in Maputo City, Mozambique

  Presence/absence of IgG in oral fluid at six months Presence/absence of IgG in oral fluid before measles vaccination at nine months Presence/absence of IgM & IgG in oral fluid after measles vaccination
Variable OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Gender (F, M) 1.1 0.74–1.61 1.1 0.78–1.55 0.66 0.32–1.37
Breast feeding (Yes, No) 1.02 1–1.04 0.88 0.39–1.95 2.73 0.62–1.20
Measles history (Yes, No) 1.39 0.17–11.43 0.78 0.14–4.28 0.22 0.01–3.70
Type of birth (Normal, Caesarean) 0.94 0.81–1.83 1.18 0.58–2.39 0.54 0.12–2.51
Low-birth-weight (Yes, No) 1.03 0.25–4.21 0.78 0.44–1.36 0.36 0.13–1.94
Prematurity (Yes, No) 1.02 0.7–1.48 0.57 0.31–1.05 1.70 0.54–3.35
Weight for height cat (≥ -2, <-2) - - 0.78 0.32–1.87 1.18 0.12–1.01
Weight for age cat (≥ -2, <-2) 0.59 0.1–3.58 2.16 0.75–6.19 0.75 0.15–3.54
Height for age cat (≥ -2, <-2) 1.26 0.46–3.46 0.79 0.55–1.13 0.50 0.18–1.39
Mother's IgG (Pos, Neg*) 1.96 0.62–6.17 1.57 0.86–2.87 1.62 0.59–3.48
Mother's age ≤ 28 y, ≥ 29 y 0.81 0.29–2.32 1.15 0.61–2.19 1.08 0.67–1.75
  1. OR – Odds Ratio; Pv – chi-square P-value; F – female; M – male; IgG – Immunoglobulin type G; IgM – Immunoglobulin type M; Pos – Positive; Neg – Negative.