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Table 3 Association of prompt and effective treatment with predictor variables

From: Factors affecting treatment-seeking for febrile illness in a malaria endemic block in Boudh district, Orissa, India: policy implications for malaria control

Variables Prompt and effective treatment
n (%)
Delayed and ineffective treatment
n (%)
Total
n
P
Sex     
Men 97 (53.9) 83 (46.1) 180 0.261
Women 70 (58.3) 50 (41.7) 120  
Age group
< 5 years 19 (44.2) 24 (55.8) 43 0.020
≥ 5 years 148 (57.6) 109 (42.4) 257  
Caste     
Scheduled Tribe 24 (42.9) 32 (57.1) 56 0.038
Scheduled Caste 81 (62.8) 48 (37.2) 129  
Others 62 (53.9) 53 (46.1) 115  
Education     
No schooling 60 (47.6) 66 (52.4) 126 0.017
Any schooling 107 (61.5) 67 (38.5) 174  
Standard of living index     
Lower 87(55.4) 70(44.6) 157 0.925
Middle 75(55.6) 60(44.4) 135  
Higher 5(62.5) 3(37.5) 8  
Distance travelled for care *     
≤ 5 KMs 143 (61.4) 90 (38.6) 233 0.024
> 5 KMs 21 (43.8) 27 (56.3) 48  
  1. * We have excluded respondents with self-treatment or no treatment at all (n = 19).