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Table 5 Distribution of the factors affecting prescription of ORS and zinc in children up to 12 years with acute diarrhoea in Ujjain, India

From: Adherence to treatment guidelines for acute diarrhoea in children up to 12 years in Ujjain, India - a cross-sectional prescription analysis

Factors affecting ORS with zinc prescription Categories ORS with zinc (n = 188)
   n %# Adjusted OR 95% CI P Value
Practitioner's qualification Postgraduates 571 26 1 - -
  Allopathic graduates 101 37 0.89 0.62-1.27 0.494
  Alternate medicine and informal health-care providers 171 2 0.13* 0.04-0.46 0.003
Duration in practice 0 to 10 years 569 28 1 - -
  More than 10 years 274 11 0.61 0.35-1.07 0.081
Practice setting Charitable 141 25 1 - -
  Free 170 53 4.94* 2.45-9.96 < 0.001
  Private 532 12 0.56 0.23-1.38 0.196
Presence of associated symptom Pain in stomach (no) 660 20 1 - -
  yes 183 31 3.54* 1.98-6.32 < 0.001
  1. * P < 0.05
  2. Results adjusted for age of the child and sex.
  3. n=number in each category and %# = proportion of those providers who prescribe ORS and zinc