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Table 2 Clinical factors associated with ARI

From: Risk factors for acute respiratory infections in children under five years attending the Bamenda Regional Hospital in Cameroon

Factor Total ARI Odds ratios 95% CI P-value
Nutritional status
 Malnourished 67 51(76.12%) 3.01 1.66–5.43 < 0.001
 Normal 445 229(51.45%) 1   
HIV status
 Positive 30 23(76.67%) 2.88 1.21–6.83 < 0.016
 Negative 482 257(53.32%) 1   
Immunization status
 No/ incomplete vaccination 11 4(36.36%) 0.69 0.20–2.39 0.56
 Up to date with EPI 501 227(55.29%) 1   
Breastfeeding
 Mixed 74 43(58.11%) 1.17 0.71–1.92 0.54
 Exclusive 438 238(54.34%) 1