Table 7.

Crying and Colic in the First 6 Months by Pacifier Use

NeverY, at 4 WkY, at 6 Mo
not 4 Wk
Y, at 4 Wk
and 6 Mo
P
Ever had colic?
 % Colic (39.3%)33.240.240.143.87-168
 OR unadjusted1.001.35 (1.20, 1.52)1.35 (1.14, 1.59)1.57 (1.43, 1.71)7-168
 OR adjusted1.001.38 (1.21, 1.57)1.40 (1.16, 1.68)1.75 (1.57, 1.95)7-168
Ever had crying problem?
 % Crying problem (3.2%)2.33.55.03.47-168
 OR unadjusted1.001.54 (1.11, 2.14)2.22 (1.49, 3.30)1.48 (1.14, 1.93)7-168
 OR adjusted1.001.60 (1.11, 2.32)2.03 (1.29, 3.20)1.55 (1.13, 2.13)**
  • Percentages denote the prevalence of the outcome within the pacifier history group.

    Adjusted OR allowed for all the variables in Table 2.

  • F7-168 P < .0001;

  • F7-165 P < .001;

  • ** P < .01;

  • * P < .05; NS,P ≥ .05.