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Table 5 Association of caretakers’ malaria related perceptions/knowledge with care seeking behavior for febrile illness of their children, Ethiopia

From: Caretakers’ understanding of malaria, use of insecticide treated net and care seeking-behavior for febrile illness of their children in Ethiopia

Variables Categories Sought care B P-value AOR (95% CI)
No Yes    
Perceived cause of malaria       
Mosquito bite No 15 (71.4) 6 (28.6) −0.44 0.570 0.65 (0.14–2.93)
  Yes* 57 (56.4) 44 (43.6)    1
Stagnant water No 71 (59.7) 48 (40.3) −2.26 0.177 0.10 (0.00–2.77)
  Yes* 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7)    1
Knowledge of prevention measures     
Sleeping under net No 15 (68.2) 7 (31.8) 0.09 0.923 1.09 (0.19–6.32)
  Yes* 57 (57.0) 43 (43.0)    1
IRS No 63 (58.9) 44 (41.1) 0.29 0.730 1.33 (0.26–6.80)
Yes* 9 (60.0) 6 (40.0)    1
Environmental management No 43 (58.1) 31 (41.9) −0.21 0.696 0.81 (0.29–2.29)
Knowledge of classical symptoms of malaria No 51 (57.3) 38 (42.7) 0.62 0.381 1.85 (0.47–7.36)
Yes* 21 (63.6) 12 (36.4)    1
Knowledge of risky groups No 62 (59.0) 43 (41.0) −0.03 0.972 0.97 (0.15–6.40)
  Yes* 10 (58.8) 7 (41.2)    1
Overall knowledge     −0.01 0.983 0.99 (0.62–1.60)
  Yes* 29 (60.4) 19 (39.6)    1
Own n LLIN Yes 67 (60.9) 43 (39.1) −0.05 0.959 0.95 (0.15–5.99)
  No* 5 (41.7) 7 (58.3)    1
Previous net use No 19 (51.4) 18 (48.6) 0.53 0.389 1.70 (0.51–5.73)
Households access to LLIN No 40 (52.6) 36 (47.4) 1.37 0.010 3.93 (1.39–11.12)
  Yes* 32 (69.6) 14 (30.4)    1
  Yes* 53 (62.4) 32 (37.6)    1
Ever got malaria (self-report) No 43 (79.6) 11 (20.4) −2.14 0.000 0.12 (0.04–0.36)
Yes* 29 (42.6) 39 (57.4)    1
Sex Male 44 (62.9) 26 (37.1) −0.49 0.300 0.61 (0.24–1.55)
  Female* 27 (54.0) 23 (46.0)    1
Age in years 2–5 28 (53.8) 24 (46.2) 0.66 0.166 1.94 (0.76–4.95)
  ≥5* 43 (63.2) 25 (36.8)    1
Place of residence Rural 50 (66.7) 25 (33.3) −1.39 0.008 0.25 (0.09–0.69)
Urban* 22 (46.8) 25 (53.2)    
Malaria transmission levels Low 45 (62.5) 27 (37.5) −0.33 0`.656 0.72 (0.17–3.08)
  Moderate 16 (53.3) 14 (46.7) −0.02 0.982 0.98 (0.23–4.15)
High* 11 (55.0) 9 (45.0)   0.852 1
  1. *reference category