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Table 4 Correlates of two care-seeking outcomes among female caregivers for child with fever

From: Correlates of social behavior change communication on care-seeking behaviors for children with fever: an analysis of malaria household survey data from Liberia

  Caregiver sought care at health facility Child took ACT promptly
(1)a (2)a (3)a (4)a
  OR 95% CI   OR 95% CI
Caregiver’s current age in years   1.02 0.992, 1.058   1.00 0.983, 1.025
Caregiver’s education level
 None (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Primary   1.37 0.778, 2.427   0.98 0.655, 1.474
 Secondary   2.27 0.878, 5.849   1.04 0.547, 1.983
Caregiver’s religion
 Non-Christian (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Christian   1.28 0.586, 2.809   0.59 0.328, 1.066
Caregiver’s marital status
 Non-married (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Married   0.83 0.408,1.683   0.99 0.588, 1.658
Listens to radio weekly
 No (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Yes   1.59 0.952, 2.674   1.99*** 1.359, 2.929
County of residence
 Bong (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Cape Mount   3.84 0.939, 15.722   0.69 0.337, 1.403
 Grand Kru   0.21** 0.073, 0.632   0.53 0.350, 1.074
 River Cess   1.06 0.353, 3.164   0.61 0.725, 2.113
Household wealth quintile
 Lowest (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Low   0.81 0.400, 1.631   0.61 0.350, 1.074
 Middle   2.27 0.981, 5.272   1.24 0.725, 2.113
 High   2.13 0.878, 5.187   1.07 0.606, 1.893
 Highest   1.41 0.513, 3.868   0.96 0.525, 1.746
 Household size   0.97 0.870, 1.078   1.03 0.948, 1.110
Message heard or seen
 Neither malaria prevention nor treatment message nor “Healthy Baby, Happy Mother” (RC)   1.00    1.00  
 Malaria prevention or treatment message but not “Healthy Baby, Happy Mother”   1.88 0.767, 4.607   1.03 0.451, 2.353
 Not Malaria prevention nor treatment message but “Healthy Baby, Happy Mother”   2.41 0.707, 8.194   3.62** 1.398, 9.372
 Both malaria prevention or treatment message and “Healthy Baby, Happy Mother”   1.53 0.694, 3.354   2.11* 1.080, 4.131
Cluster level variance 2.31 0.77 0.17 0.00
Intra-class correlation 0.42 0.19 0.05 0.00
Log likelihood − 272.4 − 247.1 − 399.8 − 374.3
AIC 548.8 532.1 803.6 784.6
  1. RC denotes the reference category for each correlate
  2. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001
  3. aN = 607