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Table 5 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with antimicrobial self-medication

From: Medicine use practices in management of symptoms of acute upper respiratory tract infections in children (≤12 years) in Kampala city, Uganda

Factors Crude PR 95%CI P-value
Disease that the child was thought to be suffering from    
 Malaria 1
 Flu 1.36 0.98-1.88 0.06
 Diarrhoea 1.56 0.99-2.46 0.05
 Pneumonia 1.18 0.64-2.15 0.60
 Others 1.11 0.70-1.74 0.67
Source of medication    
 Pharmacy 1
 Drug shop 1.40 1.09-1.79 0.009
 Clinic 0.53 0.40-0.71 p < 0.001
 Medicine container at home 1.78 1.45-2.18 p < 0.001
 Others 1.23 0.81-1.87 0.32
Knowing risks of self-medication    
 Yes 1
 No 1.43 1.10-1.86 0.008