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Table 2 Demographic and laboratory characters associated with anti-malarial prescription for febrile less than 5-year-old children at Omdurman Hospital, Sudan using univariate and multivariate analyses

From: Poor adherence to the malaria management protocol among health workers attending under-five year old febrile children at Omdurman Hospital, Sudan

Variables Univariate Multivariate
  OR 95% CI P value OR 95% CI P value
Age 1.02 1.01-1.02 <0.001 0.98 0.95- 1.01 0.159
Gender 1.34 0.86-2.08 0.199 0.32 0.07- 1.48 0.144
Cough 0.26 0.16-0.43 <0.001 0.59 0.11- 3.10 0.538
Runny nose 1.23 0.42-6.63 0.707 5.76 0.03- 1016 0.506
Breathlessness 0.22 0.10-0.46 <0.001 0.96 0.09- 10.21 0.973
Vomiting 2.1 1.29-3.39 0.003 1.09 0.25- 4.82 0.905
Diarrhoea 0.81 0.41-1.64 0.573 1.43 0.19- 10.64 0.725
Seizure 1.98 1.15-3.42 0.014 5.53 0.89- 34.2 0.066
Lethargy 1.46 0.90-2.35 0.122 0.66 0.03- 16.99 0.801
Temperature 1.00 0.88-1.13 0.998 1.14 0.61- 2.11 0.691
Leucocytes 1.00 1.01-1.05 0.036 1.00 0.99- 1.00 0.991
Chest X-ray 0.93 0.70-1.25 0.645 0.93 0.24- 3.61 0.911
Positive malaria 6.33 3.7-10.8 <0.001 22.34 12.3- 40.5 <0.001
Haemoglobin 0.94 0.85-1.04 0.235 0.82 0.63-1.06 0.136