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Table 3 Determinants of VMW service utilization by caregivers in M+C 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 (n=207) Non-users (n=193)    
VMW’s education      
 <4 years 127 73    
 ≥4 years 80 120 1.48 (0.95-2.31) 0.085
VMW’s experience     
 <72 months 85 119    
 ≥72 months 122 74 2.44 (1.52-3.94) <0.001
VMW’s service quality     
 <4.2 point 85 91    
 ≥4.2 point 122 102 0.84 (0.51-1.38) 0.487
Caregiver’s age     
 <28 years 114 94    
 ≥28 years 93 99 0.82 (0.51-1.30) 0.397
Distance from nearest public health centre   
 <25.5 km 127 73    
 ≥25.5 km 80 120 0.35 (0.21-0.56) <0.001
Caregiver’s literacy     
 Illiterate 117 118    
 Literate 90 75 0.98 (0.58-1.65) 0.943
Caregiver’s occupation   
 Farmer 198 172    
 Other 9 21 0.43 (0.17-1.05) 0.062
Caregiver’s wealth index   
 Low 69 46    
 Middle 102 89 0.63 (0.37-1.07) 0.089
 High 36 58 0.35 (0.18-0.68) 0.002
Child age     
 <12 months 36 46    
 12-59 months 171 147 1.29 (0.17-2.23) 0.358
Most recent symptom was Fever/Malaria   
 Yes 158 148    
 No 49 45 0.96 (0.56-1.62) 0.866
Severity of symptoms     
 Mild 51 36    
 Moderate 121 110 0.75 (0.43-1.31) 0.312
 Severe 35 47 0.52 (0.25-1.05) 0.068
Number of symptoms   
 One 21 18    
 Two 30 33 1.01 (0.41-2.48) 0.979
 Three or more 156 142 1.29 (0.61-2.74) 0.511