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Table 5 Predictors of delayed care-seeking for fever and receiving a recommended care of testing blood for malaria parasite before using anti-malarial, Igabi LGA, Kaduna Nigeria

From: Rural–urban disparities and factors associated with delayed care-seeking and testing for malaria before medication use by mothers of under-five children, Igabi LGA, Kaduna Nigeria

Term Delayed care-seeking
Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% C.I) Coefficient p-value
Mother's age ≥ 30 years 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 0.4122 0.072
Rural settlement 2.8 (1.8–4.2) 1.0181 0.000
Household size < 5 people 0.4 (0.3–0.7) − 0.8269 0.000
Poor malaria knowledge 1.4 (0.9–2.2) 0.3656 0.090
Term Unrecommended care of malaria fever
Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% C.I) Coefficient p-value
Not knowing route of malaria transmission to human 5.4 (1.1–26.7) 1.6925 0.040
Rural settlement 0.2 (0.1–0.4) − 1.6854 0.000
No formal education 4.0 (1.6–9.9) 1.3831 0.001