Table 3

Predictors of ORS use of diarrhea children below 36 months old in the low-level care in rural Western China
Variables Univariate dMultivariate
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
a,cORS use in HBC
Number of pre-school-age children
>1 0.46 0.19,1.10 0.29 0.10,0.86
 1 1 1
Age of children
 0-12 months 0.17 0.05,0.59 0.10 0.02,0.41
 13-24 months 0.43 0.16,1.15 0.26 0.09,0.77
 25-36 months 1 1
bORS use in VLC
 Drinking water
  Boiled water often 2.82 1.57,5.05 2.77 1.30,5.91
  No or boiled water occasionally 1 1
 Receiving educational materials about childhood diseases
  Receiving 3.52 2.03,6.11 3.08 1.54,6.16
 Non-receiving 1 1
 Available ORS in village clinics
  Yes 3.96 2.54,6.19 3.94 2.25,6.90
  No 1 1

aFourteen household-level variables were entered together into GEE logistic model.

bFourteen household-level variables and six village-level variables were together entered into GEE logistic regression model. cHBC = home-based care; VLC = village-level care; ORS = oral rehydration salt; OR=odds ratio; CI = credible interval.

dOnly predictors at 5% of multivariate analysis model were listed.

Gao et al.

Gao et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:238   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-238

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