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Table 4 Factors associated with healthcare-seeking behavior for common childhood illnesses in Nifassilk Lafto Sub-city, Addis Ababa; January 2020

From: Child Caregiver’s healthcare seeking behavior and its determinants for common childhood illnesses in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a community-based study

Factors Health facility visited for common childhood illnesses COR 95%CI AOR 95%CI
No, N(%) Yes, N(%)
Education level
 No formal education 65(34.4) 124(65.6) 1.00 1.00
 Grade 1–4 87(38.0) 142(62.0) 1.16 (1.01,1.28) 1.21 (1.08, 1.59) *
 Grade 5–8 53(23.3) 174(76.7) 1.72(1.12, 2.65) 1.88 (1.18, 2.99) **
 Grade 9+ 49(25.9) 140(74.1) 1.50(1.19, 2.33) 1.63 (1.01, 2.64) *
Knowledge of childhood illness
 Poor 126(39.0) 197(61.0) 1.00 1.00
 Optimal 128(25.0) 383(75.0) 1.91 (1.42, 2.58) 2.04 (1.47, 2.82) ***
Cough as the main symptom
 No 107(38.2) 173(61.8) 1.00 1.00
 Yes 147(26.5) 408(73.5) 1.71 (1.26, 2.33) 1.94(1.39, 2.72) ***
Diarrhea as the main symptom
 No 193(36.0) 342(64.0) 1.00 1.00
 Yes 61(20.5) 236(79.5) 2.19 (1.57, 3.05) 2.15 (1.50, 3.09) ***
Fever as the main symptom
 No 40(36.4) 70(63.6) 1.00 1.00
 Yes 214(29.6) 510(70.4) 1.36 (0.90, 2.07) 1.07 (0.67, 1.71)
Perceived severity of illness
 Sever 141(23.2) 467(76.8) 3.31 (2.40, 4.57) 3.35 (2.36, 4.74) ***
 Not sever 113(50.0) 113(50.0) 1.00 1.00
Age of the sick child
 Less than 24 months 111(27.3) 296(72.7) 1.34((1.00,1.81) 1.27(0.91, 1.75)
 24 months and above 143(33.5) 284(66.5) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significant at P < 0.05, ** Significant at P < 0.01, *** Significant at P < 0.001