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Table 6 Factors associated with medical care seeking of children with influenza like illness

From: Healthcare seeking behavior of patients with influenza like illness: comparison of the summer and winter influenza epidemics

Factors Univariate Multivariate
OR 95 % CI P-value Adjusted OR 95 % CI P-value
Age group (years)
 10–18 ref     ref    
 5–10 3.10 1.28 7.51 0.012 4.23 1.48 12.04 0.007
 0–5 2.78 1.09 7.05 0.032 3.57 1.21 10.47 0.021
Sex
 Boy ref     ref    
 Girl 2.18 1.06 4.47 0.034 3.75 1.57 8.96 0.003
Symptoms         
 Fever 3.46 1.56 7.67 0.002     
 Sleepy 0.71 0.21 2.38 0.578     
 Sore throat 2.63 1.27 5.44 0.009 2.43 1.03 5.70 0.042
 Runny nose 1.30 0.60 2.80 0.509     
 Cough 0.77 0.33 1.77 0.531     
 Diarrhoea 1.49 0.61 3.62 0.382     
 Vomiting 12.05 1.72 84.61 0.012 14.29 1.84 110.74 0.011
 Dehydration 4.66 0.14 160.05 0.394     
  1. Weighted data were used in this analysis. Variables in multivariate models were selected by using the forward stepwise method with the cut-off point of p-value =0.1