TABLE 2

Cumulative AGE Incidence in Children With and Without First-year Daycare Attendance up to Age 6 Years

Primary Care Diagnosed AGENumber of AGE EpisodesChild-yearsRate/100 Child-years (95% CI)Adjusteda IRR (95% CI)
No daycare in first year (n = 522)3182392.713.3 (11.9–14.8)1.00
Daycare in first year (n = 1698)8767187.412.2 (11.4–13.0)0.93 (0.75–1.09)
 Age at entry:
  0 to 2 mo1121091.010.3 (8.5–12.3)0.97 (0.72–1.32)
  3 to 5 mo6074971.712.2 (11.3–13.2)0.92 (0.74–1.15)
  6 to 12 mo1571124.714.0 (11.9–16.3)1.08 (0.80–1.46)
  • a Adjusted for: gender, parental education level, older siblings and duration of exclusive breastfeeding.