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Table 2 Unadjusted and adjusted ORs and 95% CIs of delay in fever care-seeking behaviour for under-five children ( n= 287)

From: Determinants of delay in care seeking among children under five with fever in Dodoma region, central Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Variable Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted1OR (95% CI)
Age group of child (months):   
  0-11 1.00 1.00
  12-23 1.72 (0.86, 3.41) 1.97 (0.87, 4.50)
  24-35 2.02 (0.90, 4.54) 2.30 (1.10, 4.83)
  36-47 1.48 (0.47, 4.64) 1.38 (0.38, 5.03)
  48-59 1.72 (0.61, 4.83) 1.84 (0.48, 7.04)
Child had convulsion (yes) 0.88 (0.30, 2.55) 0.93 (0.23, 3.80)
Child had diarrhoea (yes) 0.73 (0.61, 0.87) 0.74 (0.64, 0.84)
Child had cough/flu (yes) 0.92 (0.65, 1.31) 0.79 (0.49, 1.27)
Child had vomiting (yes) 0.78 (0.60, 1.00) 0.91 (0.63, 1.32)
Both biological parents stay at home (yes) 0.64 (0.35, 1.16) 0.42 (0.24, 0.74)
Number of under-five children in household (2-3) 1.36 (0.93, 2.01) 1.54 (1.04, 2.26)
  Perceived severity of fever for child:   
  Mild 1.00 1.00
  Moderate 0.64 (0.40, 1.00) 0.74 (0.40, 1.35)
  Severe 1.05 (0.41, 2.69) 1.30 (0.55, 3.04)
Place of residence (rural) 3.68 (1.23, 11.01) 3.09 (0.90, 10.66)
Distance to nearest health facility (≥5 km) 2.09 (0.99, 4.38) 1.74 (1.11, 2.72)
Distance to nearest marketplace (≥5 km) 2.70 (1.08, 6.78) 1.80 (0.78, 4.17)
Perceived quality of main road (poor) 1.14 (0.43, 3.01) 1.71 (0.62, 4.72)
  1. 1Multivariate logistic regression adjusting for all covariates given in the table.