Risk Factors for Recurrent Respiratory Infections in Preschool Children in China|
Li, Hai-feng; Zou, Yan; Jin, Pei-gang & Jin, Hong-xing
To identify and compare risk factors for recurrent respiratory infections in preschool children
between resident and floating population in Yiwu, China.
Investigations was conducted in resident and floating population in Yiwu city, Zhejiang province. A
structured questionnaire was used to collect information on influence factors. Univariate and multivariate
analyses were carried out using the Binary logistic regression.
The study was conducted in Yiwu from June 2009 to September 2010. We recruited 844
participants，resident population 639（75.7%） and floating population 205（24.3%） who were preschool
children. Multivariate analysis showed that Childbearing age (OR=0.93, 95%CI: 0.88-0.99), Asthma (OR=3.20,
95%CI: 1.60-6.45), Rickets (OR=5.30, 95%CI: 1.99-14.09), Food preference (OR=1.57, 95%CI: 1.02-2.43),
Snack (OR=1.50, 95%CI: 1.07-2.07) were the influence factors for recurrent respiratory infections in resident
preschool children. Infant feeding (OR=2.24, 95%CI: 1.31-3.81), Snack (OR=2.06, 95%CI: 1.07-3.98,), Trip
mode (OR=2.77, 95%CI: 1.11-6.94) were the influence factors for recurrent respiratory infections in floating
Public health measures against risk factors should be taken to protect against recurrent
respiratory infections in resident and floating preschool children respectively.
Recurrent Respiratory Infection; Risk Factor; Child; Floating Population