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Table 3 Significant Reasons as to why a treatment option was chosen

From: Seeking treatment for symptomatic malaria in Papua New Guinea

Reasons for treatment seeking
  Ref: Health Centre Site Age Accessibility of Provider Perception of Provider Drug Availability Wanting to Get better Being sick Minutes Other
First treatment (n = 834) Hospital -1.89 [-3.05; -0.72]** 0.01 [-0.00; 0.03] -2.12 [-3.51; -0.74]** -2.23 [-4.29; -0.16]* -1.81 [-3.59; -0.02]* -2.78 [-3.59; -0.02]* -0.18 [-2.15; 1.79] 0.00 [-0.01; 0.01] #
Sub Health Centre 1.09 [0.47; 1.72]** 0 [-0.01; 0.01] -0.40 [-1.09; 0.28] -0.98 [-1.66; -0.30]** -0.22 [-0.87; 0.43] -0.01 [-0.83; 0.81] -0.37 [-1.21; 0.46] -0.02 [-0.02; -0.01]** #
Aid Post -1.93 [-3.93; 0.07] 0.03 [0.01; 0.05]* -1.42 [-3.13; 0.29] 0.66 [-0.26; 1.58] -0.84 [-2.35; 0.67] 0.09 [-1.16; 1.34] 0.17 [-1.65; 1.98] -0.01 [-0.03; 0.00] #
Pharmacy/Shop/ Kiosk/Street Trader -2.47 [-4.76; -0.18]* 0.02 [-0.01; 0.05] -1.70 [-2.93; -0.46]** 0.01 [-1.20; 1.22] -2.36 [-3.71; -1.02]** -1.40 [-3.87; 1.06] -38.38 [-39.74; -37.03]** -0.10 [-0.18; -0.02]* #
Neighbour -0.56 [-1.60; 0.48] 0.01 [-0.02; 0.03] -2.24 [-3.32; -1.17]** 0.60 [-0.44; 1.64] -3.34 [-4.85; -1.84]** -0.48 [-1.76; 0.80] -0.63 [-2.32; 1.05] -0.19 [-0.24; -0.13]** #
Traditional Healer -2.62 [-4.76; -0.48]* -0.01 [-0.04; 0.02] -1.75 [-3.08; -0.42]** -37.00 [-38.52; -35.47]** 0.44 [-1.08; 1.95] -37.39 [-39.50; -35.28]** 0.4 [-3.36; 4.16] -0.98 [-1.50; -0.45]** #
Second treatment (n = 231) Hospital -0.06 [-1.16; 1.04] # 0.68 [-0.53; 1.89] # # # -0.39 [-1.69; 0.92] 3.47 [1.56; 5.38]** 0.01 [0.00; 0.02]*
Sub Health Centre 1.00 [-0.06; 2.06] # -1.29 [-2.88; 0.31] # # # 0.15 [0.84; 1.14] -34.42 [-36.08; -32.76]** 0.00 [-0.01; 0.01]
Aid Post -34.67 [-35.82; -33.51]** # 0.38 [-1.61; 2.36] # # # 0.74 [-0.58; 2.07] -34.14 [-35.80; -32.49]** 0.01 [-0.01; 0.02]
Neighbour 0.36 [-0.30; 1.03] # 0.33 [-0.42; 1.08] # # # -2.32 [-3.48; -1.16]** 1.55 [-0.18; 3.27] 0 [-0.01; 0.01]
Traditional Healer -0.40 [-1.97; 1.18] # 2.47 [0.76; 4.18]** # # # -34.94 [-35.94; -33.94]** 2.33 [-0.08; 4.73] 0.01 [-0.00; 0.02]
  1. Estimated multinomial logistic regression coefficients are reported and robust 95% CI are in brackets; (regression was clustered to adjust standard errors for intra-group correlation. Cluster was the "house" as sample unit in the survey conducted)*significant at 5%; **significant at 1%.
  2. #Not included because no statistically significant relation with the dependent variable in the univariate analysis, p >.10