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Table 2 Relationship between covariates and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa

From: Factors influencing mothers’ health care seeking behaviour for their children: evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Covariates Received measles vaccine
(n = 75,982)
Sought medical treatment for fever/cough
(n = 93,142)
Sought medical treatment for diarrhoea
(n = 93,142)
Mother’s age No Yes No Yes No Yes
 15–24 26.9 73.1 83.0 17.0 88.7 11.3
 25–34 25.1 74.9 84.1 15.9 90.3 9.7
 35+ 25.4 74.6 85.3 14.7 91.5 8.5
Education
 None 36.6 63.4 88.1 11.9 91.4 8.6
 Primary 21.7 78.3 80.9 19.1 88.6 11.4
 Sec/higher 14.4 85.6 81.9 18.1 89.8 10.2
Household wealth
 Poorest 34.4 65.6 84.6 15.4 89.8 10.2
 Poorer 27.7 72.3 83.9 16.1 89.4 10.6
 Middle 24.3 75.7 83.8 16.2 90.1 9.9
 Richer 21.3 78.7 84.1 15.9 90.1 9.9
 Richest 14.9 85.1 83.1 16.9 91.0 9.0
Employment
 Not working 27.3 72.7 85.1 14.9 89.8 10.2
 Working 24.6 75.4 83.2 16.8 90.2 9.8
Residence
 Rural 27.9 72.1 84.1 15.9 89.8 10.2
 Urban 20.7 79.3 83.7 16.3 90.4 9.6
 Child sex       
 Male 25.6 74.4 83.8 16.2 89.6 10.4
 Female 25.8 74.2 84.2 15.8 90.4 9.6
Child’s age
 7–11 months    82.0 18.0 87.4 12.6
 12–23 months 27.2 72.8 83.1 16.9 88.4 11.7
 24–35 months 24.1 75.9 85.9 14.1 93.0 7.0
Birth order
 1st order 23.6 76.4 83.3 16.7 89.8 10.2
 2nd order 27.5 72.5 84.8 15.2 90.0 10.0
 3rd order or more 30.8 69.2 85.3 14.7 90.9 9.1
Size of child at birth
 Large 26.4 73.6 83.5 16.5 89.6 10.4
 Average 24.4 75.6 85.2 14.8 90.9 9.1
 Small 30.4 69.6 84.0 16.0 88.7 11.3
ANC attendance
 Did not attend 41.3 58.7 89.9 10.1 94.1 5.9
 Attended 20.1 79.9 82.1 17.9 88.7 11.3