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Table 4 Logistic regression of correlates of medical treatment for fever/cough (7–35 months) among children in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Variable Sought medical treatment for cough/fever
Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval
Sex of child
 Male 1.04 0.99–1.08
 Female 1  
Mother’s age
 15–24 1  
 25–34 0.96 0.92–1.01
 35+ 0.88* 0.82–0.95
Education
 None 1  
 Primary 1.54* 1.48–1.62
 Sec/higher 1.49* 1.42–1.57
Household wealth
 Poorest 1  
 Poorer 0.98 0.92–1.03
 Middle 0.98 0.93–1.04
 Richer 0.95 0.89–1.01
 Richest 0.99 0.93–1.07
Employment
 Not working 1  
 Working 1.25* 1.20–1.29
Residence
 Rural 1  
 Urban 0.92* 0.88–0.96
Child’s age
 7–11 months 1  
 12–23 months 0.94* 0.89–0.99
 24–35 months 0.84* 0.79–0.89
Birth order
 1st order 1  
 2nd order 0.99 0.94–1.04
 3rd order or more 1.04 0.97–1.13
Size of child at birth
 Large 1  
 Average 0.88* 0.85–0.92
 Small 1.04 0.98–1.09
ANC attendance
 Did not attend 1  
 Attended 1.68* 1.59–1.77
  1. *Level of significance at p<0.05