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Table 3 Risk factors for irritability in children with Hot Qi, univariate and multivariate analysis.

From: Parental use of the term "Hot Qi" to describe symptoms in their children in Hong Kong: a cross sectional survey "Hot Qi" in children

Variables Crude Odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Dry eye 6.82 (3.27 to 14.23) * 3.73 (1.45 to 9.59) *
Eye discharge 2.28 (1.65 to 3.15) * 1.34 (0.92 to 1.97)
Epitaxis 1.70 (1.01 to 2.86) * 0.83 (0.43 to 1.60)
Nasal obstruction 4.50 (2.40 to 8.44) * 2.65 (1.19 to 5.88) *
Runny nose 1.33 (0.68 to 2.64) -
Gum Swelling 2.97 (1.86 to 4.73) * 1.67 (0.91 to 3.01)
Poor appetite 6.56 (4.58 to 9.40) * 5.39 (3.57 to 8.15) *
Yellow face NA ** -
Yellow sclera 5.67 (0.94 to 34.15) -
Concentrated urine 2.77 (1.91 to 4.02) * 1.42 (0.90 to 2.25)
Frothy urine 13.51 (2.78 to 65.56) * 4.80 (0.82 to 28.17)
Halitosis 2.13 (1.54 to 2.95) * 1.40 (0.90 to 2.25)
Dry mouth 2.99 (1.92 to 4.64) * 2.36 (1.36 to 4.09) *
Mouth Ulcer 1.74 (1.20 to 2.51) * 1.04 (0.65 to 1.66)
Acne 0.88 (0.57 to 1.37) -
Constipation 1.16 (0.82 to 1.63) -
Cough 1.01 (0.65 to 1.55) -
Dry throat 3.51 (2.27 to 5.41) * 2.20 (1.27 to 3.81) *
Sorethroat 1.27 (0.91 to 1.77) -
  1. * Statistical significance, p < 0.05
  2. ** No children with irritability also reported this symptom