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Table 3 demographic and laboratory characters associated with combined anti-malarial/antibiotic 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 1.0 1.00-1.02 0.001 1.0 1.00-1.03 0.012
Gender 1.3 0.68-2.48 0.428 0.8 0.23-2.57 0.675
Cough 4.1 1.91-8.71 <0.001 1.3 0.33-5.17 0.702
Runny nose 1.5 0.19-11.4 0.693 11.4 0.00-1.00 0.999
Breathlessness 3.6 1.26-10.26 0.016 0.65 0.09-4.21 0.649
Vomiting 0.4 0.22-0.84 0.014 0.2 0.06-0.70 0.012
Diarrhoea 1.0 0.38-2.66 0.975 1.5 0.27-8.28 0.646
Seizure 0.3 0.14-0.58 0.001 0.2 0.06-0.87 0.030
Inactivity 0.5 0.13-1.56 0.221 0.9 0.09-9.13 0.920
Leucocytes 1.0 1.01-1.00 0.008 1.0 1.00-1.00 0.003
Chest X-ray 0.9 0.60-1.42 0.720 1.05 0.62-1.78 0.863
Positive malaria 4.7 2.22-10.14 <0.001 1.5 0.42-5.23 0.549
Haemoglobin 0.9 0.77-1.02 0.097 0.8 0.64-0.94 0.010