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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariable analysis for health care seeking behaviour for common childhood illnesses among mothers/care givers at Aneded District, North West Ethiopia, 2016

From: Mothers’ health care seeking behavior and associated factors for common childhood illnesses, Northwest Ethiopia: community based cross-sectional study

Variables Seek health care COR(95% CI) AOR(95% CI)
Yes No
Child age < 24 months 108 91 1.54 (1.04–2.27) 1.70 (1.08–2.68)*
>  24 months 92 119 1 1
Sex of child Male 108 98 1.34 (0.91–1.98)  
  Female 92 112 1  
Awareness on Childhood illness yes 173 132 3.79 (2.31–6.20) 3.83 (2.18–6.72)**
No 27 78 1 1
Perceived illness severity Not sever 125 185 0.2 3 (0.14–0.37) 0.17 (0.09–0.30)**
Sever 75 25 1 1
Dichotomized wealth*** Poor 109 137 0.64 (0.43–0.95)  
  Rich 91 73 1  
Mothers’ perception on early treatment regardless of disease type Yes 170 134 3.21 (1.99–5.19) 3.48 (2.00–6.07)**
  No 30 76 1 1
Distance from heath institution <= 5 kms 135 124 1.44 (0.96–2.16)  
Distance from heath institution <= 5 kms 135 124 1.44 (0.96–2.16)  
  >5kms 65 86 1  
  1. *Significant at P < 0.05 **Significant at P < 0.001 ***Poor = quintile 1–3, rich = quintile 4–5