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Table 4 Factors that affect Health seeking behavior of mothers/care givers among children’s having common childhood illness using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis model, in Dangila town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Level of modern health care seeking behaviors among mothers having under five children in Dangila town, north West Ethiopia, 2016: a cross sectional study

Variables Response Yes No COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Mother’s age < 28 94(34.4) 30(11) 1  
≥28 130(47.6) 19(7) 2.2(1.2–4.1) 2.4(1.1, 5.4)*
Age of children’s ≤1 years 79 (28.9) 4(1.5) 6.1(2.1–17.7) 6.9(2.9, 22.2)*
> 1–5 years 145(53.1) 45(16.9) 1  
Marital status of mothers Married 189(69.2) 31(11.4) 4.1(1.1, 15.2)*  
Divorced 29(110.6 14(5.1) 1.4(0.3, 5.7)  
Widowed 4(1.5) 6(2.2) 1  
Number of family members ≤5 210(76.9) 39(14.3) 3.8(1.6, 9.3) 6.4(2.1, 20.2)*
> 5 14(5.1) 10(3.7) 1  
Occupation of mothers/caregivers House wife 110(40.3) 24(8.8) 2.1(0.8–5.1)  
Government work 44(16.1) 4(1.5) 4.9(1.4–18.0)  
Merchant 50(18.3) 12(4.4) 1.9(0.1–5.1)  
Labor worker 20(7.3) 9(3.3) 1  
Severity of illness Sever 118(43.2) 7(2.6) 6.0(1.7–21.5) 5.2(1.2, 22.6)*
Moderate 92(33.7) 37(13.6) 0.888(0 .3–2.6)  
Mild 14(5.1) 5(1.8) 1  
  1. *Statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05) on multi-variant logistic regression analysis