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Table 4 Predictors for seeking healthcare from government facilities

From: The rising burden of chronic conditions among urban poor: a three-year follow-up survey in Bengaluru, India

Predictor variables Overall chronic conditions N = 637 Diabetes N = 312 Hypertension N = 379
  Adjusted odds ratio (95 % CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95 % CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95 % CI)
Sexa - - - -
Agea - - - -
Monthly per capita income     
First quintile - - - -
-
Second quintile 0.52 0.05 0.58
(0.1, 1.8) (0.0, 0.6) (1.1,2.8)
Third quintile 1.39 0.36 1.34
(0.4, 4.3) (0.0, 2.8) (0.2, 6.2)
Fourth quintile 0.53 0.12 0.53
(0.1, 1.8) (0.1, 1.4) (0.1,2.8)
Fifth quintile 0.57 0.15 0.75
(0.1, 1.8) (0.0, 1.0) (0.1, 3.3)
Household poverty status    
Above the poverty line - - -
Below the poverty line 2.59 8.28 2.75
(0.9, 6.7) (1.5, 44.2) (0.8, 8.6)
Tiers of health services    
Clinics/health center - - -
Referral hospitals 1.51 4.78 1.74
(0.5,4.4) (0.7, 29.4) (0.5,5.8)
Super specialty hospitals 16.60 9.46 8.67
(6.3, 43.3) (1.0, 82.9) (2.6,28.7)
0.00   0.00
  1. aThe predictors variables were not significant fit to the model describing the health seeking behavior hence were not included in our analysis