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Table 3 Frequencies and weighted percentages of provider-patient communication in Nepal 2015 (n = 2092). Multivariate logistic regression displaying odds ratios adjusted for caregiver’s education (ever attending school)

From: Clinical communication and caregivers’ satisfaction with child healthcare in Nepal; results from Nepal Health Facility Survey 2015

Variable    Overall patient satisfaction
Satisfied Not satisfied   
n % % % AOR CI 95%
Provider gave diagnosis
Yes 1867 84.3 86.4 74.6 2.04 1.38–3.00
No 317 15.7 13.6 25.4 Ref  
Provider discussed signs/symptoms for immediate return
Yes 1053 45.6 46.8 40.3 1.22 0.89–1.67
No 1121 54.4 53.2 59.7 Ref  
Provider discussed reasons for follow-up
Yes 1017 44.7 45.9 39.3 1.26 0.92–1.71
No 1185 55.3 54.1 60.7 Ref  
Provider discussed growth
Yes 294 14.7 15.8 9.7 1.71 1.06–2.76
No 1892 85.3 84.2 90.3 Ref  
Provider discussed normal feeding practices
Yes 318 12.8 13.4 9.6 1.38 0.85–2.26
No 1846 87.2 86.6 90.4 Ref  
Provider discussed general nutrition
Yes 231 9.3 10.0 6.3 1.57 0.86–2.86
No 1943 90.7 90.0 93.7 Ref  
Provider discussed any of the above topics
Yes 129 7.9 82.2 17.2 1.98 1.14–3.45
No 1961 92.1 68.9 31.1 Ref  
Provider discussed three or more of above topics (Good communication)
Yes 775 35.9 37.3 30.2 1.30 0.94–1.81
No 1315 64.1 62.7 69.8 Ref