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Table 4 Factors that predict referral of sick children to higher referral facilities

From: Referral of children seeking care at private health facilities in Uganda

Predictor variable (whether a child was referred or not) Adjusted odds ratios 95% CI P-value
Number of children with fever aged less than 5 years who visit the health facility per day 1.1 0.9–1.3 0.1
Number of children with cough aged less than 5 years who visit the health facility per day 1.1 0.9–1.2 0.07
Number of children with diarrhoea aged less than 5 years who visit the health facility per day 0.9 0.7–0.9 0.02
Gender of health worker (female) 0.6 0.3–1.5 0.3
Nursing assistant/aide 2.8 0.6–12.4 0.2
Enrolled nurse/midwife 1.5 0.3–7.0 0.6
Registered nurse/midwife 8.4 1.2–15.6 0.03
Clinical officer 2.7 0.4–18.3 0.9
Tertiary (certificate diploma) 1.2 0.6–2.2 0.6
Ever attended training workshops on malaria management 1.9 1.2–3.6 0.04
Ever attended training workshops on pneumonia management 0.9 0.3–2.4 0.8
Ever attended training workshops on diarrhoea management 0.7 0.3–1.4 0.3
Whether thermometer is available at health facility 1.1 0.3–4.0 0.8
Whether functioning microscope is available at health facility 1.2 0.5–2.8 0.7
Whether malaria rapid diagnostic test is available at health facility 0.9 0.5–1.7 0.7
Whether a copy of malaria treatment guidelines is available at health facility 1.3 0.6–2.7 0.5