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Table 2 Multinomial logistic regression for treatment seeking for malaria

From: Factors associated with treatment-seeking for malaria in urban poor communities in Accra, Ghana

Factors Treatment seeking for malaria
Herbal/traditional treatment
Odds ratio (95% CI)
Self-medication
Odds ratio (95% CI)
Gender
 Male 1.40 (0.75–2.64) 1.18 (0.83–1.66)
 Female (RC)
Age group
 Younger adults 0.70 (0.34–1.51) 1.15 (0.76–1.72)
 Middle aged adults 1.32 (0.63–2.79) 1.44 (0.93–2.22)
 Older adults (RC)
Ever attended school
 Yes 1.83 (0.48–6.97) 1.31 (0.64–2.68)
 No (RC)
Health insurance status
 Currently enrolled 0.50 (0.26–0.95)** 0.48 (0.34–0.68)***
 Not currently enrolled   
Locality
 Agbogbloshie 7.47 (2.89–19.31)*** 3.02 (1.53–5.98)**
 James Town 2.33 (1.16–4.67)** 0.90 (0.62–1.32)
 Ussher Town (RC)
Perceived relative economic status 0.72 (0.50–1.00)* 0.90 (0.75–1.08)
Number of times with malaria in last 5 years 0.97 (0.87–1.08) 1.03 (0.98–1.08)
Social support 1.14 (0.75–2.61) 1.19 (1.02–1.38)**
  1. RC is the reference category. * p < 0.10, ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.001. The reference category for the dependent variable is orthodox treatment
  2. Nagelkerke R2 value = 11.6%