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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