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Table 4 Factors associated with prompt and appropriate treatment among children with self-reported pneumonia symptoms in Iganga-Mayuge DSS

From: Integrated community case management of malaria and pneumonia increases prompt and appropriate treatment for pneumonia symptoms in children under five years in Eastern Uganda

Characteristic(N)+ Prompt & appropriate, n(%) Unadjusted RR (95%CI) P-value Adjusted RR* (95%CI) P-value
Cluster arm†      
  Intervention (251) 114(45.4) 3.60 (1.92-6.73) <0.001 3.51 (1.75-7.03) <0.001
  Control (279) 30(10.8) 1.00 1.00
Primary caregiver      
  Male (35) 15(42.9) 1.45(0.85-2.50) 0.18   
  Female (495) 129(26.1) 1.00   
Education, caregiver†      
  ≤Primary (415) 96 (23.1) 1.00 0.001 1.00 0.03
  Post primary (114) 48 (42.1) 1.73 (1.25-2.40) 1.56 (1.04-2.36)
No occupation/housewife/farmer (434) 97(22.4) 1.00 0.013   
Other (96) 47(49.0) 1.85 (1.14-3.01)   
Child had diarrhoea†      
  Yes (193) 44(22.8) 1.00 0.006 1.00 0.04
  No (337) 100(29.7) 1.46 (1.12-1.90) 1.33 (1.01-1.76)
Child had convulsions      
  Yes (43) 10(23.3) 1.00 0.09   
  No (486) 133(27.4) 1.31 (0.96-1.78)   
Child was vomiting      
  Yes (219) 69(31.5) 1.20 0.11   
  No (310) 75(24.2) 1.00 (0.96-1.52)   
Residence†      
  Urban (79) 43(54.4) 2.08 (1.25-3.45) 0.005 1.56 (1.20-2.00) 0.001
  Rural (451) 101(22.4) 1.00 1.00
  1. +N represents the number in each category.
  2. * Adjusted analysis includes all variables with †.