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Table 4 Multinomial bivariate logistic regression showing association between choice of first provider and respondent’s characteristics

From: Biomedical drugs and traditional treatment in care seeking pathways for adults with epilepsy in Masindi district, Western Uganda: a household survey

VariableHospitalChurch/ MosqueFriend/ Neighbour
Coeff95% CIp-valueCoeff95% CIp-valueCoeff95% CIp-value
Role in household
 Children1  1  1  
 Household head1.96−0.11, 4.030.064−0.25−1.40, 0.890.6640.91− 0.65, 2.460.253
 Relative2.980.64, 5.310.012*−0.58−2.96, 1.800.6331.03−1.18, 3.240.361
 Wife2.590.49, 4.700.016*0.34−0.90, 1.570.5931.25−0.38, 2.890.133
Age in completed years
 18–251  1  1  
 26–350.97−0.44, 2.380.1781.620.02, 3.220.048*0.77−0.67, 2.210.295
 36–451.690.32, 3.060.016*1.23−0.44, 2.900.1490.83−0.64, 2.300.270
 46–551.570.18, 2.960.027*0.99−0.73, 2.720.2580.88−0.60, 2.350.244
 56–651.23−0.27, 2.730.1070.66−1.26, 2.580.5030.76−0.83, 2.350.348
  > 651.44−0.12, 2.990.0710.99−0.96, 2.940.3181.28−0.31, 2.870.114
Sex
 Female1  1  1  
 Male−0.79−1.44, −0.140.017*−0.69−1.48, 0.100.085−0.81−1.59, − 0.030.041
Marital status
 Married/ cohabiting1  1  1  
 Separated/ Divorced0.38−0.46, 1.220.3720.10−0.96, 1.150.8600.18−0.88, 1.240.737
 Single/ Never married−0.73−1.91, 0.450.227−0.53−1.86, 0.800.436−0.15−1.37, 1.060.803
 Widow/ Widower0.04−0.93, 1.010.934−0.45−1.79, 0.880.5060.48−0.56, 1.520.365
Highest level of education
 None1  1  1  
 Primary−0.24−1.03, 0.550.5480.02−0.96, 0.990.9731.17−0.11, 2.450.072
 Secondary0.14−0.88, 1.170.7870.23−1.04, 1.500.7250.67−0.96, 2.310.421
 Tertiary (Others)1.37−0.40, 3.140.130   1.99−0.31, 4.290.090
Occupation
 Farming1  1  1  
 Government worker2.550.40, 4.700.020*1.35−1.46, 4.150.3472.57&0.26, 4.880.029*
 Trading0.88−0.14, 1.890.0910.65−0.63, 1.930.3171.610.58, 2.640.002**
 Unemployed−0.34−2.63, 1.950.7701.35−0.31, 3.010.1121.39−0.28, 3.050.102
  1. Coefficients are relative probabilities compared to attending the health centre as first choice provider. *Significant at P < 0.05, **p < 0.01, &Coefficient for bivariate analysis of choice of provider 1 as a traditional healer (not friend /neighbour), and occupation as predictor variable