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Table 7 Mixed effects logistic regression model of healthcare-seeking at any modern healthcare facility for TB-suspicious symptoms

From: Migrant workers’ occupation and healthcare-seeking preferences for TB-suspicious symptoms and other health problems: a survey among immigrant workers in Songkhla province, southern Thailand

Variable Category OR 95% CI p-value#
Current work Rubber tapper 1b   .012
Factory worker 0.86b 0.32 - 2.31  
Construction worker 0.19a 0.07 - 0.52  
Legal status     
No doc. + Labour card 1 1.57 - 20.27 .004
Labour card + health card 5.63   
Education status Illiterate/Read & write 1ab   .049
Primary school 0.68ab 0.26 - 1.80
Middle school 1.84b 0.59 - 5.75
High school/Graduate 0.14a 0.02 - 1.02
Duration of stay Per year 1.13 1.01 - 1.26 .032
TB-suspicious symptoms Low grade fever 9.58 2.97 - 30.86 <.001
  Gradual loss of weight 2.14 0.17 - 27.62 .569
  Haemoptysis 2.92 0.68 - 12.49 .152
  Expectoration 1.31 0.48 - 3.56 .591
  Cough for >2 weeks 2.62 0.90 - 7.62 .070
  1. # Likelihood ratio test.
  2. Odds ratios within the same variable not having a superscript in common differ significantly (P < 0.05, Wald test).