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Table 5 Cox regression models for the association between initial responses to illness and seeking appropriate care within 24 h of illness onset

From: Caregiver responses and association with delayed care-seeking in children with uncomplicated and severe malaria

Variable Hazard Ratio; (95% CI) p-value
Initial response
 Stayed home; not on medication Referent Referent
 Stayed home; on medication 0.68; (0.40, 1.17) 0.168
 Went to a drug shop 0.37; (0.14, 0.93) 0.036
 Initial public hospital (not enrolled) 5.55; (2.12, 14.5) 0.000
Care taker post primary education 2.65; (1.37, 5.76) 0.007
Mother took decision on first day 1.53; (0.74, 3.13) 0.243
Head of household employed 1.62; (0.73, 4.08) 0.237
Socioeconomic position
 1st (lowest) Referent Referent
 2nd 1.07; (0.51, 2.24) 0.853
 3rd 1.61; (0.78, 3.35) 0.196
 4th (highest) 1.35; (0.65, 2.78) 0.411
  1. Test of proportional hazards assumption p = 0.087