Prevalence and aOR of Factors Associated With the Use of Bedding, NISP Study, 2007 to 2010b

Characteristic% Beddinga Use (n = 4280) Crude ORaOR (95% CI)c
Mother’s age, y
 <2077.13.332.09 (1.33–3.30)
 20–2956.71.301.14 (0.99–1.31)
 ≥30 50.3RefRef
Mother’s race and ethnicity
 Other66.71.962.06 (1.53–2.77)
 Hispanic67.82.061.63 (1.24–2.16)
 Black70.92.382.00 (1.53–2.61)
Mother’s education
 Less than high school72.63.062.32 (1.62–3.33)
 High school or GED test63.01.961.77 (1.48–2.13)
 Some college58.71.641.53 (1.31–1.80)
 College and/or more46.4RefRef
Infant age, wk
 <8 59.41.371.37 (1.10–1.70)
 8–15 (1.13–1.50)
 ≥16 51.8RefRef
Infant gender
 Female55.41.091.13 (1.00–1.29)
Preterm birth, <37 wk
 Yes54.81.031.00 (0.82–1.20)
First child
 No54.61.081.16 (1.01–1.33)
Geographic region
 West63.51.651.35 (1.09–1.68)
 New England53.01.071.13 (0.84–1.53)
 Mid-Atlantic50.80.980.93 (0.75–1.16)
 South54.91.151.01 (0.87–1.18)
Survey year
 201051.70.960.93 (0.78–1.12)
 200955.51.121.07 (0.89–1.29)
 200857.01.181.15 (0.96–1.38)
  • GED, General Educational Development.

  • a Refers to certain types of bedding under the infant (blanket, bean bag, waterbed, rug, sheepskin, cushion, sleeping bag, or pillow) or covering the infant (blanket, quilt/comforter, sheepskin, pillow, or other) while sleeping in last 2 weeks. Covers exclude sheets and blankets not thicker than a receiving blanket.

  • b Data include 4280 participants and are adjusted for study year. Population characteristics did not change over time; overall characteristics for this population in 2007–2010 were similar to those presented in Table 1 for the full population 2003–2010.

  • c Adjusted for caregiver age, education, race and ethnicity, parity, geographic region, infant gender, infant age, preterm birth (<37 weeks), and survey year; does not include thin blanket.