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Table 3 Multivariable associations between socio-demographic factors and health treatment seeking behaviour for childhood illnesses

From: Health care seeking behaviour for children with acute childhood illnesses and its relating factors in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from 24 countries

Variables Adjusted OR 95% CI P value
Sex of child
 Female 1.00   
 Male 1.06 1.03 to 1.08* < 0.001
Age of mothers
 15–24 1.00   
 25–34 1.01 0.97 to 1.04 0.761
 35–49 1.03 0.98 to 1.08 0.191
Education attainment of mother
 No education 1.00   
 Primary 1.19 1.16 to 1.23* < 0.001
 Higher (secondary and above) 1.18 1.14 to 1.23* < 0.001
Occupation of mother
 Not working 1.00   
 Working 1.15 1.12 to 1.18* < 0.001
Marital status
 Never married 1.00   
 Ever married 1.01 0.96 to 1.07 0.679
Wealth index
 Poorest 1.00   
 Poorer 0.98 0.94 to 1.02 0.245
 Middle 0.97 0.93 to 1.01 0.143
 Richer 0.90 0.86 to 0.94* < 0.001
 Richest 0.84 0.80 to 0.88* < 0.001
Access to media
 No 1.00   
 Yes 1.20 1.17 to 1.23* < 0.001
Distance to health facility
 Not a problem 1.00   
 A problem 0.87 0.85 to 0.90* < 0.001
Number of living children
 1–2 1.00   
 3–4 0.90 0.87 to 0.93* < 0.001
 5+ 0.85 0.81 to 0.88* < 0.001
  1. *p < 0.05