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Table 6 Factors associated with utilization of health services by households, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 1078)

From: Urban health extension program model housing and household visits improved the utilization of health Services in Urban Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Utilization (Health Center visits) = D Crude OR (95%CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Yes No
Heard about UHEP
 Yes 820 83 2.57 (1.62,3.89) 2.13 (1.36,3.32) **
 No 134 34 1.00 1.00
Home visit by UHE-ps
 Yes 569 42 2.61 (1.75,3.89) 1.89 (1.22,2.94) **
 No 38 74 1.0 1.0
Sustainable source of income
 Yes 527 79 0.59 (0.38,0.88) 0.63 (0.42,0.88) **
 No 427 37 1.0 1.0
Occupation
Housewife 625 65 1.52 (1.03,2.24) 1.20 (0.76,1.88)
Govt employed and other jobs 325 52 1.0 1.0
Model household
 Yes 299 17 2.69 (1.58,4.58) 2.12 (1.16,3.88) **
 No 654 100 1.0 1.0
Frequency of visit
Frequent visits by UHE-ps (at least one visit every 4 weeks) 368 22 1.73 (0.92,3.26) 1.57 (0.82,3.02)
No visit (less frequent) 193 20 1.00 1.00
Households with under-five children
 Yes 611 313 2.07 (1.30,3.28) 1.95 (1.23,3.12) **
 No 92 25 1.00 1.00
Referral of community members by UHE-ps
 Yes 88 865 3.87 (0.52,28.49) 3.44 (0.456,25.87)
 No 1 38 1.0 1.0
Age category
 18–49 772 84 1.68 (1.09,2.59) 1.74 (1.12,2.71)**
 50–98 181 33 1.0 1.0
Understanding the UHEP packages
 Yes 524 45 1.57 (0.99,2.48) 1.81 (0.71,4.65)
 No 275 32 1.00 1.00
Community perception on HC quality
 Good 707 7 1.56 (1.17,2.08) 1.71 (1.19,2.47) **
 Bad 245 6 1.00 1.00
Conduct of UHE-ps
 Good 499 40 17.69 (8.49,36.85) 20.39 (9.52,43.69)**
 Bad 35 6 1.00 1.00
  1. D Dependent variable