Table 1: Proportion of children under the age of five with common childhood illness who sought formal medical care by selected characteristics descriptive statistics with Pearson’s Chi square.

Name of the variables Sought formal care Did not seek formal care Pearson’s Chi square

Age of the child
 0–11187 (27.79)486 (72.21) Chi2 () = 3.2
 12–23231 (32.17)487 (67.83)
 24–59423 (29.83)995 (70.17)
Sex
 Male 448 (30.46)1,023 (69.54)Chi2 () = .49
 Female 401 (29.25)970 (70.75)
Number of U5 children
 ≤2726 (30.74)1,636 (69.26)Chi2 () =
 >2123 (25.62)357 (74.38)
Birth order of the child
 First210 (41.67)294 (58.33)Chi2 () =
 2-3282 (31)627 (69)
 4–6255 (27.39)676 (72.61)
 ≥7102 (20.48)396 (79.52)
Residence
 Urban 223 (50.23)221 (49.77)Chi2 () =
 Rural 626 (26.11)1,772 (73.89)
Distance
 Not big problem279 (39)436 (61)Chi2 () =
 A big problem570 (26.82)1,555 (73.18)
Transport
 Not a problem244 (39.61)372 (60.39)Chi2 () =
 Big problem605 (27.19)1,620 (72.81)
Wealth
 Lower 322 (22.41)1,115 (77.59)Chi2 () =
 Middle135 (29.16)328 (70.84)
 Higher 392 (43.5)550 (58.39)
Money
 Not a problem285 (35.80)511 (64.2)Chi2 () =
 Big problem 564 (27.58)1,481 (72.42)

Significant, .