TABLE 3

Adjusted ORs (95% CIs) of Respiratory Tract Infections in Past Year For Children in the NHANES III Aged 6 to <72 Months

PneumoniaRecurrent URIOM<12ROMWheeze
No BF2.12 (0.84–5.32)0.93 (0.68–1.27)1.40 (1.05–1.87)a1.15 (0.79–1.67)1.19 (0.80–1.80)
FullBF<11.76 (0.48–6.48)1.33 (0.87–2.03)1.62 (1.18–2.24)a1.04 (0.73–1.48)1.66 (1.05–2.62)a
FullBF1-31.42 (0.43–4.74)1.20 (0.79–1.93)1.48 (1.04–2.12)a1.30 (0.86–1.96)1.30 (0.80–2.10)
FullBF4-52.47 (0.94–6.48)1.23 (0.79–1.93)1.15 (0.78–1.70)b1.02 (0.65–1.61)1.58 (0.89–2.80)
FullBF≥6ReferentReferentReferentReferentReferent
  • Adjusted for the same variables as listed in Table 2.

  • a Statistically significant results.

  • b Not significantly different from referent group or any other breastfeeding group.