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Table 4 Socio-demographic, geographic and household characteristics associated with non-seeking of care among caregivers of under-five children who had fever last 2 weeks in Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015–2016 (N = 855)

From: Utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets and care-seeking for fever and its associated socio-demographic and geographical factors among under-five children in different regions: evidence from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015–2016

CharacteristicsTotalNon-seeking of care N (%)Unadjusted OR (95% CI)p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI)p-value
Total855292 (33)    
Age of the child (in months)   0.1  
 36–59268127 (35)1 1 
 12-3541164 (32)0.9 (0.6–1.4) 0.9 (0.6–1.4)0.6
 <12176101 (35)1.0 (0.6–1.7) 1.1 (0.6–1.9)0.8
Sex of the child   0.8  
 Male440152 (34)1   
 Female415140 (32)0.9 (0.7–1.3)   
Age of caregiver (in years)   0.9  
 15–2417858 (40 )1   
 25–34428148 (31)0.7 (0.4–1.2)   
 ≥3524986 (31)0.6 (0.4–1.2)   
Education of caregiver   0.1  
 No education14954 (32)1 1 
 Primary385141 (36)1.2 (0.6–2.3) 1.1 (0.6–2.0)0.8
 Secondary27588 (33)1.1 (0.5–2.1) 1.2 (0.6–2.6)0.6
 More than secondary469 (18)0.5 (0.1–1.3) 0.7 (0.2–2.1)0.5
Father’s education   0.61  
 No education13445 (29)1   
 Primary357127 (37)1.5 (0.8–2.7)   
 Secondary309100 (30)1.0 (0.5–2.0)   
 More than secondary359 (25)0.8 (0.3–2.5)   
Occupation of caregiver   0.07  
 Not Working372115 (30)1 1 
 Working481177 (36)1.3 (0.9–1.9) 1.2 (0.8–1.7)0.8
Father’s occupation   < 0.001  
 Manual worker477131 (32)1 1 
 Agricultural266125 (39)1.4 (0.9–2.2) 1.2 (0.8–1.9)0.4
 Others11236 (29)0.9 (0.5–1.6) 1.1 (0.5–2.2)0.8
No of household members   0.7  
 1–36719 (30)1   
 4–6466159 (32)1.1 (0.6–2.2)   
 7–1027196 (35)1.3 (0.6–2.5)   
 More than 105118 (41)1.7 (0.6–4.7)   
Wealth index   < 0.001  
 Highest8619 (23)1 1 
 Fourth13729 (23)1.0 (0.5–1.9) 0.9 (0.4–1.8)0.7
 Middle12850 (42)2.3 (1.1–5.1) 2.3 (1.0–5.1)0.04
 Second22687 (34)1.7 (0.8–3.6) 1.7 (0.7–3.9)0.2
 Lowest278107 (38)2.0 (0.9–4.1) 2.3 (0.9–5.7)0.08
Region   0.6  
 Other regions654220 (32)1   
 Malaria elimination region20172 (37)1.2 (0.8–2.0)   
Geographical location   < 0.001  
 Coastal16931 (18)1 1 
 Hilly403158 (37)2.7 (1.4–4.9) 2.8 (1.5–5.3)0.002
 Delta14450 (34)2.3 (1.2-4.4) 2.3 (1.–4.6)0.01
 Central plains13953 (38)2.8 (1.4–5.3) 3.1 (1.5–6.2)0.002
Place of residence   0.3  
 Rural683239 (33)1   
 Urban17253 (34)1.1 (0.6–1.8)   
  1. Figures presented here are weighted estimates
  2. CI = Confidence Interval