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Table 4 Factors associated with the use of ACT, DCO health district, north 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 PPR (95% CI) Adjusted PPR (95% CI)
Information about children
Age group (month)
 0–23 257 45.89 1 1
 24–60 303 54.11 0.61 [0.39–0.93]a 0.58 [0.34–0.94]a
Sex
 Male 288 51.43 1  
 Female 272 48.57 1.13 [0.90–1.39]  
Rank number in the siblings
  ≤ 2 220 39.29 1
  > 2 340 60.75 1.07 [0.90–1.47]
Use of thermometer
 No 350 62.50 1
 Yes 210 37.50 0.77 [0.49–1.14]
Number of children aged 0–5 years in the household
  ≤ 1 341 60.89 1
  > 1 219 39.11 1.18 [0.87–1.52]
Information about mother or caregiver
Age (year)
  ≤ 24 126 20.50 1
 25–29 118 21.07 1.18 [0.78–1.31]
 30–34 155 27.68 1.28 [0.86–1.32]
  ≥ 35 161 28.75 1.00 [0.62–1.49
Primary school at least
 No 424 75.71 1  
 Yes 136 24.29 1.35 [1.02–1.70]a
Occupation
 Farmer 243 43.39 1  
 Trade/business 249 44.46 0.78 [0.52–1.11]
 House wife 68 12.14 0.89 [0.49–1.43]
Get information about the use of ACT
 No 251 44.82 1 1
 Yes 309 55.18 2.95 [2.70–3.09]a 2.98 [2.72–3.11]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 children age group
  3. aStatistically significant value of Prevalence Ratio Risk (PRR)