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Table 3 Factors associated with the use of ACT, OKT health district, south of Benin, 2011

From: Low use of artemisinin-based combination therapy for febrile children under five and barriers to correct fever management in Benin: a decade after WHO recommendation

Variables Use of ACT
  N % Crude PRR (95% CI) Adjusted PRR (95% CI)
Information about children
Age group (month)
 0–23 375 51.65 1  
 24–60 351 48.35 1.10 [0.83–1.42]  
Sex
 Male 381 52.48 1  
 Female 345 47.52 1.05 [0.76–1.40]  
Rank number in the siblings
  ≤ 2 268 39.91 1
  > 2 458 63.09 0.80 [0.59–1.08]
Use of thermometer
 No 596 82.09 1 1
 Yes 130 17.91 1.84 [1.33–2.41]a 1.84 [1.31–2.45]a
Number of children aged 0–5 years in the household
  ≤ 1 429 59.09 1
  > 1 297 40.91 0.91[0.64–1.26]
Information about mothers or caregivers
Age (year)
  ≤ 24 149 20.52 1
 25–29 225 30.99 0.96 [0.65–1.37]
 30–34 173 23.83 0.94 [0.61–1.38]
  ≥ 35 179 24.66 0.83 [0.54–1.23]
Primary school at least
 No 447 61.57 1
 Yes 279 38.43 1.01 [0.74–1.35]
Occupation
 Farmer 265 36.50 1
 Trade/business 441 60.74 1.11 [0.79–1.50]
 House wife 20 2.75 0.51 [0.12–1.69]
Get information about the use of ACT
 No 95 13.09 1 1
 Yes 631 86.91 3.10 [1.71–4.12]a 3.13 [1.72–4.15]a
  1. The table contains two parts: information about the children and information about mothers or caregivers. The title of each part is highlighted by using the bold text
  2. The variable “Get information about the use of ACT” was significantly associated to the use of ACT adjusted on the “Use of thermometer”
  3. aStatistically significant value of Prevalence Ratio Risk (PRR)