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Table 1 Sensitivity of scales, SES and demographics in predicting receipt of an appropriate anti-malarial and regional differences

From: Assets and challenges facing caregivers when managing malaria in young children in rural Uganda

Benchmark → (Scale) Dependent Variables↓

Receipt of an appropriate anti-malariala

Sub-county/town council location

df

F

p value

df

F

p value

Behaviour scales: assets

Precursors to receiving an appropriate anti-malarial

1419

112.03

<.000

.211

11,410

4.60

<.000

.110

Episode management

1419

264.93

<.000

.387

11,410

6.66

<.000

.152

Caregiver knowledge

1419

25.45

<.000

.057

11,410

2.18

.015

.055

Assistance with critical decisions from health professional

1419

40.92

<.000

.089

11,410

5.34

<.000

.124

Reliable information sources

1419

1.56

.213

.004

11,410

2.52

.004

.063

Initiating/redirecting actions

1419

.90

.764

.000

11,410

1.81

.051

.046

Behaviour scales: challenges

Lack of reliable information sources (relying on self)

1419

.12

.726

.000

11,410

2.56

.004

.064

Lack of assistance with critical decisions

1419

42.20

<.000

.093

11,410

2.40

.020

.053

Problems accessing advice

1415

.21

.645

.001

11,406

1.47

.140

.038

Problems obtaining best anti-malarial

1416

15.34

<.000

.036

11,407

1.59

.098

.041

Household wealth (SES)

Dwelling permanence

1419

.12

.726

.000

11,410

3.13

<.000

.077

Rurality

1419

.39

.532

.001

11,410

8.37

<.000

.183

Caregiver demographics

df

χ2

p value

df

χ2

p value

Religion

3

4.41

.222

.000

33

138.20

<.000

.073

Tribe

7

6.43

.494

.000

77

182.22

<.000

.023

Gender

1

4.12

.042

.010

11

13.25

.277

.032

Age category

6

1.73

.943

.003

66

74.30

.226

.024

Education

4

5.35

.253

.000

44

70.14

.007

.047

Benchmark criteria

Receipt of an appropriate anti-malariala

12

24.12

.012

.057

Sub-county

12

24.12

.012

.015

  1. aAppropriate anti-malarial is defined as having received only age-specific first-line malaria treatment