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Table 3 Analysis of respondent’s healthcare seeking behavior for newborn with danger signs

From: Knowledge of danger signs in newborns and health seeking practices of mothers and care givers in Enugu state, South-East Nigeria

Variables Sought healthcare n (%) P -value Odd ratio OR (95% CI) P- value
Mothers age (years)
 18-25 39 (67.2) 0.181 1.9 (0.7-4.8) 0.196
 26-30 62 (81.6)   0.9 (0.4-2.4) 0.892
 31-35 34 (73.9)   1.5 (0.6-3.9) 0.429
 36+ 67(80.7)   1 -
Completed Education
 None 9 (60.0) 0.234 1 -
 Primary 89 (76.1)   2.8 (0.8-9.7) 0.097
 Higher (secondary ± tertiary) 104 (79.4)   1.2 (0.7-2.3) 0.591
Place of residence
 Rural 119 (74.8) 0.351 1 -
 Urban 83 (79.8)   1.3 (0.5-3.5) 0.652
Currently married
 No 34 (82.9) 0.313 1 -
 Yes 165 (75.7)   1.8 (0.6-4.9) 0.294
Number of children
 4 or less 148 (77.5) 0.676 1 -
 more than 4 51 (75.1)   1.5 (0.7-3.3) 0.272
Socioeconomic Status
 Lower 116 (75.8) 0.410 1 -
 Middle 44 (73.3)   2.8 (0.8-9.7) 0.562
 Upper 41 (83.7)   1.2 (0.6-2.3) 0.686
Knowledge of danger signs
 None 4 (40.0) 0.005† 1 -
 At least 1 197 (78.2)   4.6 (1.1-18.7) 0.032†
  1. † − Statistically significant.