International Journal of Family Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Less Than One-Third of Caretakers Sought Formal Health Care Facilities for Common Childhood Illnesses in Ethiopia: Evidence from the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey

Table 2

Multivariable analysis of factors associated with health seeking behavior of caretakers for their child with common childhood illness in children under the age of five in Ethiopia (from EDHS data 2011).

Sought formal care Did not seek formal care COR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)

Age of the child in months
 0, 11187 (27.79)486 (72.21)11
 12, 23231 (32.17)487 (67.83)1.3 (0.9, 1.8)1.3 (0.9, 1.9)
 24, 59423 (29.83)995 (70.17)1.2 (0.8, 1.6)1.1 (0.8, 1.6)
Sex of the child
 Male448 (30.46)1,023 (69.54)11
 Female 401 (29.25)970 (70.75)0.9 (0.7, 1.2)0.9 (0.7, 1.2)
Birth order of the child
 First210 (41.67)294 (58.33)11
 2, 3282 (31.02)627 (68.98)0.7 (0.5, 1.1)0.8 (0.6, 1.3)
 4, 6255 (27.39)676 (72.61)0.7 (0.5, 1)0.9 (0.6, 1.4)
 ≥7102 (20.48)396 (79.52)0.3 (0.2, 0.5)0.5 (0.3, 1)
Residence
 Urban 223 (50.23)221 (49.77)11
 Rural 626 (26.11)1772 (73.89)0.4 (0.3, 0.7)0.8 (0.4, 1.3)
Maternal education
 No education497 (25.49)1,453 (74.51)11
 Primary 274 (35.96)488 (64.04)1.5 (1.1, 2)1.1 (0.8, 1.5)
 Secondary and higher78 (60)52 (40)4.2 (2.4, 7.3)1.6 (0.6, 4)
Paternal education
 Not educated 328 (23.53)1,066 (76.47)11
 Primary 347 (32.16)732 (67.84)1.3 (0.9, 1.7)0.9 (0.7, 1.3)
 Secondary 89 (48.63) 94 (51.37)2.5 (1.4, 4.4)1.3 (0.7, 2.5)
 Higher 62 (50.41)61 (49.59)3.3 (1.8, 6)1.4 (0.6, 3.1)
Wealth
 Lower322 (22.41)1,115 (77.59)11
 Middle135 (29.16)328 (70.84)1.5 (1.1, 2.2)1.5 (1, 2.1)
 Higher 392 (41.61)550 (58.39)2.2 (1.6, 3)1.6 (1.1, 2.4)
Maternal age
 15, 24234 (34.21)450 (65.79)11
 25, 29285 (31.67)615 (68.33)0.8 (0.6, 1.2)0.9 (0.6, 1.3)
 30, 34176 (30.34)404 (69.66)0.8 (0.6, 1.2)1.1 (0.6, 1.7)
 35, 49154 (22.71)524 (77.29)0.5 (04, 0.7)0.8 (0.5, 1.3)
Transport
 Not a problem244 (39.61)372 (60.39)11
 Big problem605 (27.19)1,620 (72.81)0.7 (0.5, 0.9)1 (0.7, 1.4)
Watching TV
 Not at all 544 (26.81)1,485 (73.19)11
 Less than once a week 166 (30.97)370 (69)1.5 (1.1, 2.2)1.2 (0.9, 1.8)
 At least once a week137 (49.82)138 (50.18)2.1 (1.3, 3.2)1 (0.6, 1.7)
Listening to the radio
 Not at all 431 (27)1,166 (73)11
 Less than once a week 234 (30)547 (70)1.1 (0.8, 1.5)0.9 (0.7, 1.2)
 At least once a week183 (39.52)280 (60.48)1.9 (1.3, 2.7)1.5 (1, 2.1)
Reading news
 Not at all 740 (28.2)1,884 (71.8)11
 Less than once a week 84 (49.41)86 (50.59)2.7 (1.8, 4.3)1.5 (0.9, 2.7)
 At least once a week 24 (52.17)22 (47.83)1.8 (0.8, 4.2)0.4 (0.1, 1.3)

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