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Table 2 Determinants of VMW service utilization by caregivers in M villages (n=400)

From: Integrating child health services into malaria control services of village malaria workers in remote Cambodia: service utilization and knowledge of malaria management of caregivers

Factors VMW service AOR (95% CI) p-value
Users Non-users    
(n=91) (n=309)
VMW’s education      
 <5 years 40 168    
 ≥5 years 51 141 2.00 (1.05-3.83) 0.036
VMW’s experience      
 <41.5 months 13 187    
 ≥41.5 months 78 122 11.80 (4.46-31.19) <0.001
VMW’s service quality     
 <4.1 points 27 229    
 ≥4.1 points 64 80 2.04 (1.01-4.11) 0.046
Caregiver’s age     
 <28 years 55 162    
 ≥28 years 36 147 0.92 (0.50-1.68) 0.777
Number of children U5    
 One 79 245    
 Two or more 12 64 0.65 (0.30-1.45) 0.296
Distance from nearest public health centre
 <9.5 km 44 156    
 ≥9.5 km 47 153 3.03 (1.44-6.37) 0.004
Caregiver’s literacy     
 Illiterate 34 125    
 Literate 57 184 0.66 (0.351-1.24) 0.194
Caregiver’s occupation    
 Farmer 86 277    
 Other 5 32 0.89 (0.28-2.83) 0.846
Caregiver’s wealth index    
 Low 19 77    
 Middle 36 113 0.91 (0.45-1.85) 0.797
 High 36 119 0.73 (0.36-1.49) 0.386
Child age     
 <12 months 17 55    
 12-59 months 74 254 1.04 (0.50-2.18) 0.918
Most recent symptom was Fever/Malaria   
 Yes 81 240    
 No 10 69 0.37 (0.16-0.87) 0.022
Severity of symptoms    
 Mild 39 73    
 Moderate 39 171 0.40 (0.21-0.76) 0.005
 Severe 13 65 0.20 (0.08-0.47) <0.001
Number of symptoms    
 One 9 20    
 Two 9 47 0.56 (0.16-2.01) 0.374
 Three or more 73 242 0.72 (0.50-1.68) 0.530