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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of household heads, children and the socio-economic status of households

From: Utilization of public or private health care providers by febrile children after user fee removal in Uganda

Characteristic Government Drug shops/private clinics OR (95% CI) p-value
1. Age of household head n = 151 (%) n = 286 (%)   
< 29 39 (25.8) 63 (22.0) 1  
30 – 39 57 (37.8) 121 (42.3) 0.76 (0.46 – 1.27) 0.293
40 – 49 32 (21.2) 63 (22.0) 0.82 (0.46 – 1.47) 0.507
≥ 50 23 (15.2) 39 (13.6) 0.95 (0.50 – 1.83) 0.884
2. Sex of household head n = 151 (%) n = 286 (%)   
Female 17 (11.3) 40 (14.0) 1  
Male 134 (88.7) 246 (86.0) 0.78 (0.43 – 1.43) 0.421
3. Education of household head n = 140 (%) n = 266 (%)   
None 17 (12.1) 30 (11.3) 1  
Primary 1 – 4 31 (22.1) 60 (22.6) 0.91 (0.44 – 1.91) 0.806
Primary 5 – 7 54 (38.6) 112 (42.1) 0.85 (0.43 – 1.68) 0.641
Senior 1 – 4 29 (20.7) 57 (21.4) 0.90 (0.43 – 1.90) 0.777
Senior 5 – 6 9 (6.4) 7 (2.6) 2.27 (0.70 – 7.39) 0.162
4. Age of child n = 151 (%) n = 286 (%)   
≤ 11 months 41(27.2) 67 (23.4) 1  
12 – 35 months 72 (47.7) 135 (47.2) 0.87 (0.54 – 1.41) 0.577
36 – 59 months 38 (25.2) 84 (29.4) 0.74 (0.43 – 1.28) 0.278
5. Sex of child n = 151 (%) n = 286 (%)   
Female 79 (52.3) 139 (48.6) 1  
Male 72 (47.7) 147 (51.4) 0.81 (0.55 – 1.20) 0.295
6. Socio-economic status of the household n = 133 (%) n = 267 (%)   
1st quintile 29 (21.8) 58 (21.7) 1  
2nd quintile 31 (23.3) 70 (26.2) 0.88 (0.48 – 1.64) 0.699
3rd quintile 32 (24.1) 57 (21.4) 1.12 (0.60 – 2.09) 0.716
4th quintile 18 (13.5) 47 (17.6) 0.77 (0.38 – 1.55) 0.458
5th quintile 23 (17.3) 35 (13.1) 1.31 (0.66 – 2.63) 0.438