Table 8.

Miscellaneous Signs and Symptoms 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 high temperature?
 % Pyrexia (39.2%)37.038.640.640.8**
 OR unadjusted1.001.07 (0.95, 1.20)1.16 (0.99, 1.36)1.17 (1.08, 1.28)**
 OR adjusted1.001.13 (0.99, 1.29)1.16 (0.96, 1.39)1.23 (1.10, 1.37)**
Ever had convulsions/fits?
 % Fits (0.7%)0.50.91.40.69*
 OR unadjusted1.001.92 (0.97, 3.77)2.94 (1.35, 6.39)1.37 (0.76, 2.49)*
 OR adjusted1.002.09 (0.99, 4.44)2.41 (0.95, 6.10)1.34 (0.66, 2.73)NS
Ever had rash?
 % Rash (38.1%)37.137.438.139.1NS
 OR unadjusted1.001.01 (0.90, 1.14)1.04 (0.88, 1.23)1.09 (1.00, 1.19)NS
 OR adjusted1.001.02 (0.90, 1.17)1.07 (0.89, 1.29)1.14 (1.02, 1.26)NS
  • Percentages denote the prevalence of the outcome within the pacifier history group.

    Adjusted OR allowed for all the variables in Table 2.

  • F8-168 P < .0001;

  • F8-165 P < .001;

  • ** P < .01;

  • * P < .05; NS,P ≥ .05.