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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression result on the association of predictor and outcome variables

From: Inequalities in health care utilization for common illnesses among under five children in Bangladesh

Predictor variablesAdjusted Odds Ratio-AOR (95% CI)
Treatment for Fever/CoughTreatment for Diarrhea
Child’s age in months
< 62.777 [2.012–3.831]**2.29 [0.68–7.72]
6–81.992 [1.425–2.785]**3.56 [1.09–11.58]*
9–111.654 [1.172–2.334]**4.96 [1.66–14.77]**
12–171.550 [1.161–2.070]**3.43 [1.33–8.84]*
18–231.421 [1.047–1.927]*1.89 [0.64–5.23]
24–351.586 [1.229–2.048]**2.56 [0.97–6.72]
36–471.083 [0.830–1.412]2.24 [0.82–6.10]
48–59 (ref)11
Mother’s education
No education (ref)11
Primary0.873 [0.678–1.125]0.625 [0.28–1.37]
Secondary0.882 [0.679–1.147]0.81 [0.36–1.88]
Higher1.267 [0.868–1.852]0.55 [0.15–1.98]
Mother’s occupation
No formal occupation (ref)11
Professionals0.811 [0.574–1 .146]0.56 [0.21–1.51]
Agriculture0.967 [0.761–1.230]0.33 [0.10–1.05]
Others0.966 [0.718–1.299]0.58 [0.19–1.73]
Place of residence
Rural (ref)11
Urban1.559 [1.305–1.862]**1.460 [0.810–2.634]
Wealth index
Poorest (ref)11
Poor1.150 [0.898–1.473]0.70 [0.33–1.48]
Middle1.290 [1.008–1.651]*1.12 [0.53–2.37]
Richer1.246 [0.961–1.615]1.27 [0.59–2.71]
Richest1.555 [1.157–2.089]2.32 [1.04–5.24]*
Access to electronic media
Access (ref)2.075 [1.181–3.646]*0.75 [0.18–3.28]
No access11
Number of children in the household
1–22.14 [1.19–3.84]*3.37 [0.38–30.58]
3–52.28 [1.27–4.10]**2.84 [0.31–25.71]
6 or above (ref)11
Household size
1–40.904 [0.744–1.010]0.70 [0.38–1.34]
5–60.853 [0.706–1.030]0.76 [0.41–1.39]
Above 6 (ref)11
Father’s highest education
No education (ref)11
Primary1.094 [0.881–1.357]1.005 [0.54–2.01]
Secondary1.224 [0.966–1.551]1.098 [0.53–2.29]
Higher1.425 [1.033–1.967]*3.060 [1.05–9.03]*
  1. ** p < 0.01; * p < 0.05