Table 6

Factors associated with respiratory infection (RI) healthcare seeking
Variable      Seeking care P-value OR 95% CI
Yes n (%) No n (%)
 N = 225  N = 92
Male 119 (53) 49 (53) 0.95 1
Female 106 (47) 43 (47) 1.01 0.6 - 1.6
Lao Loom 136 (60) 7 (8) <0.001 20.6 9.1 – 46.9
Hmong 11 (5) 2 (2) 0.02 5.8 1.2 – 27.2
Others 78 (35) 83 (90) 1
Aged < 5 56 (25) 21 (23) 0.55 1.2 0.6 - 2.2
Age 5–14 53 (23) 19 (21) 0.47 1.2 0.6 - 2.3
Age ≥ 15 116 (52) 52 (56) 1
Vientiane Capital 98 (43) 2 (2) <0.001 38.4 8.9 – 165.4
Vientiane Province 49 (22) 7 (8) <0.001 5.4 2.2 – 13.4
Sayabouli 27 (12) 43 (47) 0.02 0.5 0.2 - 0.9
Sekong 51 (23) 40 (43) 1
Wealth index:
- Low 121 (54) 88 (96) 1
- Moderate 60 (27) 1 (1) <0.001 43.6 5.9 – 320.8
- High 44 (19) 3 (3) <0.001 10.6 3.2 – 35.5
Education level of head of household:
- Primary school 79 (35) 57 (62) 1
- Secondary school 113 (50) 33 (36) 0.001 2.4 1.5 – 4.1
- College/university 33 (15) 2 (2) 0.001 11.9 2.7 – 51.6
Disease severity:
- Mild 161 (72) 58 (63) 1
- Moderate 50 (22) 27 (29) 0.15 0.6 0.3 - 1.2
- Severe 14 (6) 7 (8) 0.50 0.7 0.3 - 1.8

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