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Table 5 Logistic regression of correlates of medical treatment for diarrhoea (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 diarrhoea
Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval
Sex of child
 Male 1.11* 1.06–1.16
 Female 1  
Mother’s age
 15–24 1  
 25–34 0.86* 0.81–0.91
 35+ 0.72* 0.66–0.79
Education
 None 1  
 Primary 1.27* 1.20–1.34
 Sec/higher 1.19* 1.12–1.27
Household wealth
 Poorest 1  
 Poorer 0.99 0.93–1.06
 Middle 0.94 0.88–1.01
 Richer 0.93 0.87–1.004
 Richest 0.83* 0.76–0.91
Employment
 Not working 1  
 Working 0.96 0.92–1.005
Residence
 Rural 1  
 Urban 0.96 0.90–1.02
 Child’s age   
 7–11 months 1  
 12–23 months 0.95 0.90–1.01
 24–35 months 0.61* 0.57–0.65
Birth order
 1st order 1  
 2nd order 1.14* 1.04–1.26
 3rd order or more 1.15* 1.04–1.26
Size of child at birth
 Large 1  
 Average 0.86* 0.82–0.90
 Small 1.13* 1.06–1.21
ANC attendance
 Did not attend 1  
 Attended 1.79* 1.68–1.92
  1. *Level of significance at p<0.05