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Table 2 Univariable logistic regression models of the odds for seeking any advice or treatment for a child under five years with fever from the public sector, community sector or retail sector.

From: From fever to anti-malarial: the treatment-seeking process in rural Senegal

   First seek treatment in public sector First seek treatment in community sector First seek treatment in retail sector
Variable N % OR 95% CI P value % OR 95% CI P value % OR 95% CI P value
Child's age      0.05     0.09     0.06
   < 1 year 74 42.3 1.00    2.8 1.00    1.4 1.00   
   1-4 years 234 28.2 0.54 0.29, 1.00   9.4 3.58 0.81, 15.9   10.7 8.37 0.92, 76.6  
Child's gender      0.2     0.008     0.2
   Male 154 27.9 1.00    3.9 1.00    11.0 1.00   
   Female 151 35.1 1.40 0.83, 2.34   11.9 3.34 1.40, 7.97   6.0 0.51 0.16, 1.61  
Mother's education      0.6     0.4     0.1
   None 183 32.8 1.00    6.6 1.00    6.0 1.00   
   Any 122 29.5 0.86 0.45, 1.63   9.8 1.55 0.56, 4.33   12.3 2.19 0.79, 6.06  
Mother's age      0.1     0.6     1.0
   < 20 years 56 26.8 1.00    10.7 1.00    10.7 1.00   
   20-29 years 120 38.3 1.70 0.74, 3.90   5.8 0.52 0.17, 1.56   8.3 0.76 0.11, 5.40  
   30-39 years 93 31.2 1.24 0.47, 3.23   8.6 0.78 0.28, 2.21   7.5 0.68 0.10, 4.42  
   > 40 years 36 16.7 0.55 0.11, 2.81   8.3 0.76 0.11, 5.14   8.3 0.76 0.11, 5.21  
No. wives in HH      0.6     0.05        0.4
   One or less 208 30.3 1.00    9.1 1.00    9.6 1.00   
   Two or more 97 34.0 1.19 0.65, 2.17   5.2 0.54 0.29, 1.00   6.2 0.62 0.21, 1.86  
Household size      0.4     0.1     0.05
   < 10 112 36.6 1.00    12.5 1.00    2.7 1.00   
   10-14 129 31.0 0.78 0.38, 1.61   7.0 0.53 0.23, 1.22   11.6 4.78 1.29, 17.7  
   ≥ 15 64 23.4 0.53 0.21, 1.31   1.6 0.11 0.01, 0.96   12.5 5.19 1.14, 23.6  
No. U5s with fever in HH      0.6     0.2     0.2
   One 183 32.8 1.00    9.8 1.00    6.6 1.00   
   Two or more 122 29.5 0.86 0.47, 1.56   4.9 0.47 0.16, 1.38   11.5 1.85 0.65, 5.24  
Socioeconomic status*      0.05     0.6     1.0
   Lowest 98 25.5 1.00    7.1 1.00    7.1 1.00   
   Middle 106 28.3 1.15 0.65, 2.04   6.6 0.92 0.23, 3.68   6.6 0.92 0.33, 2.55  
   Highest 95 42.1 2.12 1.15, 3.90   10.5 1.53 0.42, 5.45   7.4 1.03 0.30, 3.57  
Seen malaria information in last year      0.6     0.1     0.3
   No 127 33.1 1.00    4.7 1.00    11.0 1.00   
   Yes 178 30.3 0.88 0.51, 1.54   10.1 2.27 0.84, 6.13   6.7 0.58 0.20, 1.68  
  1. * 6 missing values for socioeconomic status