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Table 3 Predictors of care seeking behaviour ('Appropriate care' and 'Prompt care') by logistic regression analysis

From: Care seeking behaviour for childhood illness- a questionnaire survey in western Nepal

Predictor Variable Appropriate care Prompt care
  Number/Mean(SD) OR (95% CI) P Value OR (95% CI) P Value
Child age (months)
  6.25 (2.96) 0.97 (0.89 1.07) 0.66 1.07 (0.98 1.16) 0.105
Child's gender
Male 157 1   1  
Female 135 1.09 (0.62 1.91) 0.76 0.9 (0.54 1.49) 0.68
Birth order
  1.83 (0.95) 1.29 (0.81 2.08) 0.27 0.82 (0.58 1.15) 0.25
Religion
Hindu 258 1   1  
Others 34 2.26 (0.93 5.48) 0.07 1.99 (0.87 4.57) 0.10
Mother's age (years)
  23.73 (3.92) 1.0 (0.92 1.1) 0.91 1.06 (0.98 1.14) 0.14
Mother's education
Nil/Primary school 51 1   1  
Upto high school 185 7.43 (2.07 26.68) 0.002 0.98 (0.43 2.01) 0.86
College/University 56 1.82 (0.89 3.71) 0.096 0.95 (0.35 2.54) 0.92
Total Family income per month (Nepalese Rupees)
  12.46 (18.75) 0.99 (0.98 1.01) 0.62 0.96 (0.94 0.99) 0.008
Number of antenatal visits
  3.01 (1.55) 1.02 (0.82 1.26) 0.856 0.98 (0.81 1.12) 0.89
Place of delivery
Home 101 1   1  
Hospital 191 0.79 (0.39 1.59) 0.519 0.81 (0.43 1.52) 0.51
Number of symptoms
1 97 1   1  
2 176 5.43 (1.58 18.65) 0.007 2.6 (1.48 4.65) 0.001
≥ 3 19 3.38 (1.07 10.74) 0.038 5.36 (1.71 16.73) 0.004
No of living children
  1.85 (0.96) 1.90 (0.54,6.62) 0.309 1.50 (0.61,3.67) 0.37
Perceived severity of illness
Not Severe 88 1   1  
Severe 204 2.46 (1.21 5.03) 0.013 1.6 (0.9 2.84) 0.10
  1. 1 US dollar ≈ 74 Nepalese rupees