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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis of factor associated with malaria care-seeking behaviour for children under five with fever, 2015 IMASIDA

From: Care-seeking behaviour and treatment practices for malaria in children under 5 years in Mozambique: a secondary analysis of 2011 DHS and 2015 IMASIDA datasets

Variable Univariable analysis Multivariable analysis
OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Child’s age in months
 < 6 1   Reference 1   Reference
 06–11 0.98 (0.55–1.75) 0.954 0.95 (0.52–1.76) 0.873
 12–23 0.83 (0.51–1.38) 0.477 0.88 (0.52–1.49) 0.637
 24–35 0.90 (0.52–1.56) 0.700 0.98 (0.55–1.75) 0.946
 36–47 0.79 (0.46–1.36) 0.388 0.90 (0.52–1.56) 0.700
 48–59 0.71 (0.41–1.21) 0.209 0.84 (0.47–1.50) 0.558
 Missing data 8 0.5%     
Sex of child
 Male 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Female 1.10 (0.81–1.47) 0.543 1.13 (0.83–1.53) 0.442
Type of place of residence
 Urban 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Rural 0.52 (0.36–0.77) 0.001 0.65 (0.40–1.10) 0.081
Region
 North 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Center 1.01 (0.67–1.53) 0.963 0.94 (0.53–1.67) 0.832
 South 1.62 (1.04–2.52) 0.033 1.18 (0.61–2.31) 0.622
Wealth index
 Poorest 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Poorer 1.5 (1.02–2.20) 0.04 1.47 (1.02–2.13) 0.039
 Middle 1.47 (0.95–2.27) 0.081 1.38 (0.91–2.08) 0.127
 Richer 2.40 (1.60–3.61) 0 1.57 (0.95–2.59) 0.075
 Richest 2.27 (1.38–3.72) 0.001 0.93 (0.47–1.89) 0.850
Religion
 Catholic 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Islamic 0.92 (0.62–1.37) 0.694 0.81 (0.53–1.26) 0. 354
 Protestant 0.96 (0.61–1.51) 0.851 0.87 (0.49–1.54) 0.625
 Others 1.43 (0.91–2.25) 0.121 1.20 (0.72–2.02) 0.478
 No religion 0.59 (0.32–1.09) 0.09 0.66 (0.32–1.40) 0.279
Mother’s age
 15–24 1   Reference 1   Reference
 25–34 0.67 (0.48–0.95) 0.023 0.77 (0.52–1.13) 0.183
 35–49 0.52 (0.36–0.75) 0 0.65 (0.43–0.97) 0.034
Mothers’ current marital status
 Single/never married 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Married/living with partner 0.39 (0.20–0.74) 0.004 0.65 (0.33–1.29) 0.215
 Widowed 0.43 (0.15–1.23) 0.114 0.68 (0.19–2.41) 0.553
 Divorced/separated 0.38 (0.19–0.79) 0.010 0.62 (0.29–1.34) 0.223
Mother’s highest educational level
 No education 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Primary 1.6 (1.16–2.21) 0.004 1.3 (0.91–1.86) 0.142
 Secondary 4.02 (2.32–6.98) 0.000 2.32 (1.18–4.56) 0.015
 Higher 0.26 (0.06–1.06) 0.060 0.17 (0.04–0.76) 0.021
 Missing data 9 0.6%     
Use of bed net
 No 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Yes 1.15 (0.85–1.55) 0.38 1.02 (0.75–1.39) 0.892
Has dwelling been sprayed
 No 1   Reference 1   Reference
 Yes 1.01 (0.67–1.53) 0.948 0.88 (0.55–1.41) 0.600
Missing data (total)    30 1.96%