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Table 6 Crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) for the association between socio-demographic parameters and treatment-seeking patterns among construction workers in Mangaluru, India, June–September 2012 (n = 119)

From: Construction site workers’ malaria knowledge and treatment-seeking pattern in a highly endemic urban area of India

  Prefer public healthcare facility Prefer allopathic treatment
Crude OR 95 % CI Adjusteda OR 95 % CI Crude OR 95 % CI Adjusteda OR 95 % CI
Age (years)
 <25 1.280 0.584–2.809 1.692 0.644–4.45
 ≥25 1     1    
Gender
 Male 8.817 2.844–27.33b 7.207 2.259–22.98b 5.42 1.81–16.2 3.496 0.95–12.9
 Female 1   1   1   1  
Type of worker
 Migrant 4.823 0.423–54.985 0.634 0.032–12.7
 Local 1     1    
Marital status
 Married 0.592 0.262–1.339 0.490 0.176–1.37
 Unmarried 1     1    
Literacy status
 Literate 2.75 1.231–6.143b 1.984 0.831–4.736 3.6 1.33–9.76 2.946 0.945–9.188
 Illiterate 1   1   1   1  
Caste categoryc
 SC/ST 0.947 0.431–2.08 0.542 0.20–1.46
 General/OBC 1     1    
History of malaria within 1 year
 Yes 1.302 0.591–2.87 11.19 2.47–50.66 11.21 2.378–52.84b
 No 1     1   1  
  1. Nagelkerke R Square = 0.21(Prefer public healthcare facility)
  2. Nagelkerke R Square = 0.33 (Prefer allopathic treatment)
  3. aBy binomial logistic regression
  4. bSignificant (p < 0.05)
  5. c SC scheduled caste, ST scheduled tribe, OBC other backward caste