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Table 3 Variables associated with delay in malaria treatment-seeking behaviour for fever patients in Gelongba and Mandong Districts, Shan Special Region II, Myanmar

From: Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and related factors of Wa ethnic minority in Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

  Treatment < 24hrs (%) Univariate OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI) P values
Sex of respondents     
Male (n=240) 76(31.8) 0.96(0.59-1.56) 0.89 (0.44-1.89) 0.936
Female (n=129) 42(32.4) 1   
Age of respondents     
≤ 30 (n=207) 66(32.1) 0.99(0.62-1.58) 0.96(0.37-2.06) 0.955
>30 (n=162) 52(31.9) 1   
Educational status     
Illiterate (n=357) 107(31.4) 0.43(0.12-1.54) 0.56(0.11-1.68) 0.345
Read and write (n=12) 11(50.0) 1   
Average yearly income (USA)     
≤ 100 (n=191) 34(18.0) 0.08(0.04-0.18) 0.12(0.10-0.58) 0
101-200 (n=134) 52(38.5) 0.24(0.10-0.53) 0.26(0.17-0.79) 0.002
>200 (n=44) 32(72.6) 1 1  
Family size of the household     
≤ 5 (n=183) 59(32.2) 1.02(0.65-1.62) 1.04 (0.46-1.89) 0.996
> 6 (n=186) 59(31.7) 1 1  
Residence altitude     
Altitude > 800 m (n=153) 74(48.2) 1.53(0.91-2.58) 1.15(0.67-2.72) 0.113
Altitude ≤ 800 m (n=116) 44(38.1) 1   
Knew malaria cause     
Yes (n=114) 34(30.2) 0.87(0.52-1.42) 0.95(0.44-1.89) 0.637
No (n=255) 84(32.8) 1 1  
Knew malaria symptoms     
Yes (n=261) 79(30.1) 0.776(0.47-1.27) 0.55(0.22-1.32) 0.331
No (n=108) 39(36.4) 1 1  
Distance from health facilities     
≤ 3 km (n=74) 44(59.8) 4.38(2.49-7.74) 2.03(1.26-6.07) <0.0001
> 3 km (n=295) 74(25.0) 1   
Family decision     
Wife or co-decision (n=75) 47(62.3) 5.01(2.83-8.92) 2.65 (1.53-7.18) <0.0001
Husband (n=283) 71(25.2) 1 1  
Sex of fever patients     
Male (n=227) 101(44.4) 6.79(3.62-12.9) 3.36 (1.99-13.21) <0.0001
Female (n=142) 15(10.4) 1 1  
Age category of fever patients     
≤ 15 (n=41) 41(87.2) 28.7(8.57-102.02) 4.24(1.89-99.47) <0.0001
16 – 50 (n=276) 67(24.8) 1.39(0.63-3.13) 0.71(0.24-2.56) 0.492
> 50 (n=52) 10(18.9) 1 1