Table 4.

Categorical Analysis and Logistic Regression Describing Factors Accounting for a Requested Repeat Metabolic Screen Sample From Infants Born in Alberta in 1992

VariableRepeatedNot Repeatedχ2PLogistic Regression
n%n%OR95% CI
Birth weight (g) **
 >250052947.159550.91.00
 1500–250010149.510350.51.230.99 –1.66
 <15003370.21429.83.111.63 –5.94
Marital status **
 Married48650.847049.21.00
 Single16141.822458.20.640.50 –0.82
 Formerly married1647.11852.90.770.38 –1.55
Births per day in community *
 >1041046.846653.21.00
 1–108643.711156.30.930.68 –1.28
 <116154.913245.11.591.21 –2.10
 Born out of hospital666.7333.32.940.72 –12.07
Gender **
 Female28844.235455.81.00
 Male37551.834848.21.391.12 –1.73
Birth town same as home town
 Yes44247.548752.4NS
 No, but same health region10852.49847.6
 No, and not same health region11347.112752.9
Native status
 No61948.765151.3NS
 Probable4441.96158.1
Died in week 1
 No66348.370851.7NS
 Yes00.04100.0
  • * P < .05;

  • ** P < .01.

    NS indicates not significant.