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Table 2 Factors associated with delay in seeking treatment by multiple logistic regression (n = 456)

From: Factors affecting delay in seeking treatment among malaria patients along Thailand-Myanmar border in Tak Province, Thailand

Factors n Delay (%) OR OR adj (95% CI) p-value
Gender      
  Male 308 243 (78.9) 1.00 1.00  
  Female 148 119 (80.4) 1.10 0.88 (0.52-1.51) 0.653
Age (years)      
  <35 233 184 (79.0) 1.00 1.00  
  ≥35 223 178 (79.8) 1.05 1.10 (0.65-1.89) 0.717
Ethnicity      
  Thai 156 112 (71.8) 1.00 1.00  
  Hill tribe 300 250 (83.3) 1.96 2.32 (1.34-4.04) 0.003*
Species of infection      
  P. falcipalum 191 138 (72.3) 1.00 1.00  
  P. vivax 255 216 (84.7) 2.13 2.02 (1.19-3.41) 0.009*
  P. falcipalum & P. vivax 10 8 (80.0) 1.54 0.82 (0.17-4.01) 0.802
Self-treatment      
  No 164 121 (73.8) 1.00 1.00  
  Yes 292 241 (82.5) 1.68 1.73 (1.04-2.85) 0.033*
Social support      
  High 243 178 (73.3) 1.00 1.00  
  Medium 114 96 (84.2) 1.95 1.96 (1.00-3.20) 0.051
  Low 99 88 (88.9) 2.92 2.58 (1.24-5.35) 0.011*
  1. *Statistical significance was set at a p-value < 0.05.