Table 2

 Adjusted matched odds ratios for diarrhoeal disease and current infant feeding

Age <6 monthsAge ⩾6 months*All infants
OR† (95% CI)OR‡ (95% CI)OR§ (95% CI)
*Two infants who had not been weaned onto solids were excluded from models based on infants aged ⩾6 months.
†In infants aged <6 months, OR adjusted for age (as a continuous variable), weaning, social class, and contact with person in household.
‡In infants aged ⩾6 months, OR adjusted for age (as a continuous variable), sex, travel, mixer, contact with person with diarrhoea/vomiting in household and outside household.
§In models based on all infants, OR adjusted for age (as a continuous variable), sex, weaning, social class, travel, mixer, contact with person in household and outside household.
EBM, exclusive breast milk.
Current feeding
    EBM111
    Mixed2.97 (0.51 to 17.33)1.55 (0.26 to 9.36)2.31 (0.66 to 8.14)
    Formula3.77 (0.95 to 15.02)4.49 (1.28 to 15.68)3.88 (1.55 to 9.72)
p = 0.14p = 0.021p = 0.008
Current feeding
    Any breast milk111
    No breast milk2.21 (0.81 to 6.01)3.74 (1.39 to 10.03)2.74 (1.35 to 5.57)
p = 0.122p = 0.009p = 0.005
Current feeding
    EBM111
    Not EBM3.64 (0.92 to 14.34)4.08 (1.17 to 14.17)3.62 (1.45 to 9.03)
p = 0.065p = 0.027p = 0.006