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Table 3 Predictors of ORS use of diarrhea children below 36 months old in the low-level care in rural Western China

From: Oral rehydration salt use and its correlates in low-level care of diarrhea among children under 36 months old in rural Western China

Variables Univariate dMultivariate
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
a,cORS use in HBC     
Number of pre-school-age children     
>1 0.46 0.19,1.10 0.29 0.10,0.86
 1 1   1  
Age of children     
 0-12 months 0.17 0.05,0.59 0.10 0.02,0.41
 13-24 months 0.43 0.16,1.15 0.26 0.09,0.77
 25-36 months 1   1  
bORS use in VLC     
 Drinking water     
  Boiled water often 2.82 1.57,5.05 2.77 1.30,5.91
  No or boiled water occasionally 1   1  
 Receiving educational materials about childhood diseases     
  Receiving 3.52 2.03,6.11 3.08 1.54,6.16
 Non-receiving 1   1  
 Available ORS in village clinics     
  Yes 3.96 2.54,6.19 3.94 2.25,6.90
  No 1   1  
  1. aFourteen household-level variables were entered together into GEE logistic model.
  2. bFourteen household-level variables and six village-level variables were together entered into GEE logistic regression model. cHBC = home-based care; VLC = village-level care; ORS = oral rehydration salt; OR=odds ratio; CI = credible interval.
  3. dOnly predictors at 5% of multivariate analysis model were listed.