Table 3.

Univariate Analysis of Risk Factors on Study Entry for Unscheduled Follow-up Care

Continuous Variables
Mean (SD)
Unscheduled
Follow-up (n = 67)
No Unscheduled
Follow-up (n = 412)
P
Value
Difference Between
Means (95% CIs)
 Patient age in months (SD)15.7 (13.7)19.4 (13.8).04−3.7 (−7.3–−0.2)
 Stools in previous 24 h (SD)7.1 (4.0)6.2 (3.3).050.9 (0.0–1.8)
 Episodes of vomiting in previous 24 h (SD)4.1 (3.9)3.0 (2.3).021.1 (0.2–2.0)
Categorical variables n (%)RR (95% CI)
 Use of ORS before visit35/67 (52)143/410 (35).0061.50 (1.15–1.95)
 Vomiting before visit46/66 (70)206/407 (51).0041.38 (1.14–1.66)
 Parent's assessment as dehydrated17/64 (26) 50/400 (13).0032.13 (1.31–3.44)
 Child cared for at home48/65 (74)246/410 (60).031.23 (1.04–1.45)
 Parent working outside home32/64 (50)276/406 (68).0050.74 (0.57–0.95)
 High school diploma or less37/62 (60)195/404 (48).091.24 (0.98–1.55)