TABLE 1.

Distribution of Select Child, Maternal, and Household Variables for Inflicted Injury: Case and Control Children, 1992–1999

VariableCases (N = 149), n (%)Controls (N = 298), n (%)OR (95% CI)
Child variables
    Gender
        Male84 (56)146 (49)1.3 (0.9–2.0)
        Female65 (44)152 (51)Reference
    Race
        Black/other72 (48)85 (29)2.3 (1.6–3.5)
        White77 (52)213 (71)Reference
Maternal variables
    Age at child's birth
        <25 y95 (64)122 (41)2.8 (1.8–4.4)
        ≥25 y39 (26)141 (47)Reference
        Missing (50)15 (10)35 (12)
    Education at child's birth
        <High school55 (37)64 (21)2.1 (1.4–3.3)
        High school graduate79 (53)195 (65)Reference
        Missing (54)15 (10)39 (14)
    Marital status at child's birth
        Not married94 (63)114 (38)3.2 (2.1–5.1)
        Married38 (26)149 (50)Reference
        Missing (52)17 (11)35 (12)
    Month of first prenatal visit
        None, 5th–9th mo33 (22)34 (11)2.2 (1.3–3.8)
        1st–4th mo98 (66)224 (75)Reference
        Missing (58)18 (12)40 (13)
    Medicaid eligible at child's birth
        Eligible90 (60)124 (41)3.0 (1.8–4.8)
        Not eligible32 (22)133 (45)Reference
        Missing (68)27 (18)41 (14)
Household variables
    Siblings <5 y old
        Yes72 (48)60 (20)3.5 (2.3–5.4)
        No75 (50)219 (74)Reference
        Missing (21)2 (1)19 (6)
    Prior report of abuse/neglect on anyone     in household
        Yes70 (47)38 (13)4.4 (2.7–7.3)
        No60 (40)144 (48)Reference
        Missing (135)19 (13)116 (39)
    Prior report of abuse/neglect on decedent
        Yes22 (15)7 (2)7.2 (3.0–17.3)
        No127 (85)291 (98)Reference