Table 2

Factors associated with paediatricians ever giving advice about baby walkers

CharacteristicUnadjusted odds ratio (95% CI)Odds ratio (95% CI) adjusted for other variables in model*
*Odds ratios only presented for variables retained in model. Nagelkerke R2 = 0.46.
Community paediatrician5.27 (2.62 to 10.61); p<0.0014.72 (2.00 to 11.16); p<0.001
Years as a paediatrician0.97 (0.93 to 1.02); p = 0.23
Number of infants seen per week
    5 or less1.00
    6–100.85 (0.40 to 1.82); p = 0.68
    11–150.62 (0.25 to 1.54); p = 0.31
    16–200.57 (0.17 to 1.86); p = 0.35
    >200.68 (0.21 to 2.17); p = 0.52
Has own children1.20 (0.44 to 3.27); p = 0.72
Used walker with own children0.41 (0.21 to 0.77); p = 0.006
Sees children with baby walker injuries at least once a year4.96 (1.87 to 13.16); p = 0.0013.37 (0.96 to 11.87); p = 0.058
Own child had accident in walker0.58 (0.16 to 2.06); p = 0.400.13 (0.02 to 1.14); p = 0.066
Knowledge of walkers and walker related injuries1.37 (1.11 to 1.70); p = 0.0041.39 (1.04 to 1.86); p = 0.024
Attitude towards baby walkers5.12 (2.93 to 8.96); p<0.001
Attitude towards walker health promotion0.12 (0.06 to 0.24); p<0.0014.26 (2.09 to 8.68); p<0.001