TABLE 3

Cumulative Incidence of AGE Primary Care Consultations With and Without First-Year Daycare Attendance up to Age 6 Years

Primary Care Diagnosed AGE InfectionPrimary Care ConsultationsChild-yearsRate/100 Child-years (95% CI)Adjusteda IRR (95% CI) GEE
No daycare in first year (n = 522)4682392.719.6 (17.9–21.4)1.00
Daycare in first year (n = 1698)13897187.419.3 (18.3–20.4)0.99 (0.77–1.28)
Age at entry
 0–2 mo1771091.016.2 (14.0–18.8)0.81 (0.77–1.59)
 3–5 mo9724971.719.6 (18.4–20.8)1.00 (0.77–1.31)
 6–12 mo2401124.721.3 (18.8–24.2)1.10 (0.56–1.16)
  • a Adjusted for: gender, parental education level, older siblings, and duration of exclusive breastfeeding.