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Table 4 Likelihood of seeking malaria treatment within 1 day of symptom onset, according to symptom severity, distance and socioeconomic factors.

From: Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and recovery from malaria in a highland area of Kenya

  Adults (N = 100) Children (N = 61)a
  N ORb 95% CI P N ORb 95% CI P
Severe symptoms         
   Absent 47 1    38 1   
   Present 53 0.52 0.20, 1.33 NS 23 1.54 0.47, 5.03 NS
Education         
   None 24 1    9 1   
   Primary or higher 76 1.43 0.46, 4.47 NS 52 2.99 0.59, 15.13 NS
Distance from health centrec         
   <2 km 58 1    29 1   
   ≥2 km 36 0.84 0.31, 2.24 NS 28 1.47 0.46, 4.63 NS
Wealth index         
   1st quartile 24 1    15 1   
   2nd quartile 20 0.18 0.03, 1.01 0.05 12 0.42 0.07, 2.50 NS
   3rd quartile 28 0.12 0.02, 0.64 0.01 17 0.11 0.02, 0.68 0.02
   4th quartile 28 0.29 0.05, 1.65 NS 17 0.19 0.03, 1.10 0.06
  1. aSymptoms in children; other factors in caretakers. Information incomplete in 5 children.
  2. bOdds ratio for seeking treatment for malaria within 1 day of symptoms vs. waiting longer.
  3. cInformation on distance from health centre obtained for 94 adults and 57 children.
  4. NS = not significant.