Table 3

Predictors of care seeking behaviour ('Appropriate care' and 'Prompt care') by logistic regression analysis

Predictor Variable

Appropriate care

Prompt care


Number/Mean(SD)

OR (95% CI)

P Value

OR (95% CI)

P Value


Child age (months)


6.25 (2.96)

0.97 (0.89 1.07)

0.66

1.07 (0.98 1.16)

0.105


Child's gender


Male

157

1

1

Female

135

1.09 (0.62 1.91)

0.76

0.9 (0.54 1.49)

0.68


Birth order


1.83 (0.95)

1.29 (0.81 2.08)

0.27

0.82 (0.58 1.15)

0.25


Religion


Hindu

258

1

1

Others

34

2.26 (0.93 5.48)

0.07

1.99 (0.87 4.57)

0.10


Mother's age (years)


23.73 (3.92)

1.0 (0.92 1.1)

0.91

1.06 (0.98 1.14)

0.14


Mother's education


Nil/Primary school

51

1

1

Upto high school

185

7.43 (2.07 26.68)

0.002

0.98 (0.43 2.01)

0.86

College/University

56

1.82 (0.89 3.71)

0.096

0.95 (0.35 2.54)

0.92


Total Family income per month (Nepalese Rupees)


12.46 (18.75)

0.99 (0.98 1.01)

0.62

0.96 (0.94 0.99)

0.008


Number of antenatal visits


3.01 (1.55)

1.02 (0.82 1.26)

0.856

0.98 (0.81 1.12)

0.89


Place of delivery


Home

101

1

1

Hospital

191

0.79 (0.39 1.59)

0.519

0.81 (0.43 1.52)

0.51


Number of symptoms


1

97

1

1

2

176

5.43 (1.58 18.65)

0.007

2.6 (1.48 4.65)

0.001

≥ 3

19

3.38 (1.07 10.74)

0.038

5.36 (1.71 16.73)

0.004


No of living children


1.85 (0.96)

1.90 (0.54,6.62)

0.309

1.50 (0.61,3.67)

0.37


Perceived severity of illness


Not Severe

88

1

1

Severe

204

2.46 (1.21 5.03)

0.013

1.6 (0.9 2.84)

0.10


1 US dollar ≈ 74 Nepalese rupees

Sreeramareddy et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:7   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-7

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