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Table 2 Factors associated with utilizing health care facilities other than the own clinic during illness

From: Which health care facilities do adult malawian antiretroviral therapy patients utilize during intercurrent illness? a cross sectional study

Factor HCU1 of QECH2 HCU elsewhere OR3 (95%-CI) p-value aOR4 (95%-CI) p-value
Female gender
Male gender
58
59
46
39
1.20 (0.69-2.10) 0.52   
Mean age 40.3 40.2 0.99 (0.97-1.03) 0.97   
Mean education level (years schooling completed) 8.45 7.26 0.93 (0.87-0.99) 0.046 0.92 (0.85-0.99) 0.022
Mean socio-economic score 5.73 5.36 0.91 (0.78-1.05) 0.19   
Rural residence
Urban residence
14
103
23
62
2.73 (1.31-5.69) 0.007 2.65 (1.23-5.73) 0.013
Travel time to clinic < 2 hours
Travel time to clinic- ≥ 2 hours
109
8
73
12
2.24 (0.87-5.75) 0.094   
Duration on ART < 1 year
Duration on ART ≥ 1 year
23
94
15
70
0.88 (0.43-1.80) 0.72   
Perceived severity of illness - mild
Perceived severity of illness - severe
85
32
71
13
2.06 (1.00-4.21) 0.049 2.36 (1.09-5.09) 0.029
Satisfied with services of own ART clinic
Not satisfied with services of own ART clinic
104
67
13
18
2.15 (0.99-4.67) 0.053 3.41 (1.45-8.01) 0.005
  1. 1. HCU, health care utilization. 2. QECH, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. 3. OR, odds ratio. 4. aOR, adjusted odds ratio