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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis to identify independently significant variables associated with treatment seeking at Allopathic health services for febrile illnesses

From: Treatment-seeking behaviour for febrile illnesses and its implications for malaria control and elimination in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos): a mixed method study

Covariates Responses Univariate Analysis p-value Multivariate analysis p-value
  Yes No Crude OR (95% CI)   AORa (95% CI)  
  Number (%) Number (%)     
Attended school 77 (27.4) 204 (72.6) 1.97 (1.0 to 3.73) 0.036 0.53 (0.14 to 2.02) 0.35
Lowest income group 192 (68.3) 89 (31.7) 0.62 (0.34 to 1.15) 0.11 0.16 (0.03 to 0.76) 0.02
Perceived enough income 82 (29.2) 199 (70.8) 0.59 (0.34 to 1.03) 0.067 1.1 (0.25 to 4.76) 0.89
Owns Tractor 51 (18.1) 230 (81.9) 0.45 (0.24 to 0.85) 0.014 0.29 (0.05 to 1.53) 0.14
House from forest ≥2.1 km 49 (17.4) 232 (82.6) 1.3 (0.64 to 2.65) 0.46 2.88 (0.71 to 11.67) 0.13
Went to Sorcerer 48 (25.9) 137 (74.1) 0.03 (0.01 to 0.081) < 0.001 0.02 (0.005 to 0.08) < 0.001
Went to health center 149 (80.5) 36 (19.5) 6.5 (2.97 to 14.23) < 0.001 4.69 (1.15 to 19.06) 0.03
Prefer allopathic medicine 274 (97.5) 7 (2.5) 3.41 (0.74 to 15.59) 0.11 0.09 (0.004 to 2.09) 0.13
Health center is nearest (< 3.5 km) 94 (33.5) 187 (66.5) 5.14 (2.5 to 10.55) < 0.001 6.5 (1.74 to 24.25) 0.005
Road to health center is good 214 (76.2) 67 (23.8) 1.53 (0.85 to 2.75) 0.14 0.56 (0.16 to 1.95) 0.36
Satisfied with the health center 261 (92.9) 20 (7.1) 4.17 (1.63 to 10.64) 0.003 2.19 (0.32 to 14.61) 0.41
Can get medicine on the counter 85 (30.2) 196 (69.8) 2.36 (1.26 to 4.45) 0.007 1.22 (0.26 to 5.72) 0.79
Prefer medicine on the counter 23 (8.2) 258 (91.8) 0.4 (0.17 to 0.96) 0.041 0.04 (0.008 to 0.22) < 0.001
  1. aAdjusted for variables age and sex