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Table 3 Characteristics of households and factors associated with first seeking treatment in a public hospital, Eastern Shan Special Region IV, Myanmar

From: Treatment seeking behavior and associated factors of suspected dengue fever among Shan people in eastern Shan special region IV, Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

Independent variablesNo. respondentsNo. STPHs (%)Crude OR
(95% CI)
P valuesAdjusted OR
(95% CI*)
P values
Villages
DF cases11741 (35.0)0.56 (0.33–0.94)0.0270.59 (0.30–1.17)0.132
Non DF12461 (49.2)1 1 
Sex of the household heads
Male9844 (44.9)1.18 (0.70–1.98)0.5321.17 (0.69–2.00)0.558
Female14358 (40.6)1 1 
Age of the respondents (years)
18–459542 (44.2)1.14 (0.56–1.91)0.6321.31 (0.63–2.77)0.473
46–5414660 (41.1)1 1 
School education
Yes2711 (40.7)0.90 (0.40–2.04)0.8030.43 (0.13–1.43)0.170
No20890 (43.3)1 1 
Family wealth index
4–519584 (43.1)1.18 (0.61–2.27)0. 6201. 53 (0.62–3.78)0.360
1–34618 (39.1)1 1 
Belief of the Buddha protecting good people
Yes19187(45.6)1.84 (0.94–3.6)0.0761.87 (0.89–3.97)0.104
Non4815 (31.2)1 1 
Belief of natural factors influencing human health
Yes14661 (41.8)0.92 (0.54–1.57)0.7590.92 (0.53–1.59)0.755
No8939 (43.8)1 1 
Belief of sound hygiene being helpful for people’s health
Yes20388 (43.4)1.24 (0.59–2.60)0.5770.94 (0.42–2.09)0.864
No3413 (38.2)1 1 
Heard about DF
Yes8346 (55.4)2.35 (1.36–4.05)0.0021.91 (1.03–3.53)0.040
No15353 (34.6)1   
Regard DF a deadly disease
Yes6338 (60.3)4.40 (2.13–9.09)< 0.0015.11 (2.08–12.58)< 0.001
No7419 (25.7)1 1 
Know fever as one of DF symptoms
Yes4625 (54.3)1.85 (0.89–3.84)0.0981.96 (0.93–4.17)0.078
No12548 (38.4)1 1 
Perceive DF transmissible
Yes4123 (56.1)2.01 (1.01–4.00)0.0471.72 (0.80–3.67)1.168
No17568 (38.9)1 1 
Family income source
Others15860 (38.0)0.67 (0.34–1.31)0.2450.75 (0.36–1.54)0.433
Agriculture4421 (47.7)1 1 
Family decision
Wife or co-decision13266 (50.0)2.00 (1.12–3.41)0.0111.50 (0.81–2.79)0.200
Husband10234 (33.3)1 1 
  1. For all variables, there were a total of 241 respondents who answered questions on seeking treatment, unless otherwise indicated;
  2. Abbreviation: DF dengue fever, STPHs seeking treatment at public hospitals first, OR odds ratio, 95%CI 95% confidence interval
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