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Table 3 Correlates of delay (> 2 days) in treatment-seeking for febrile illness among the people (community-based survey) of malaria-endemic areas of Assam, Northeast India

From: Determination of cut-off and correlates of delay in treatment-seeking of febrile illness: a retrospective analysis

CharacteristicsNDelay (%)Unadjusted OR (95% C.I.)Adjusted OR (95% C.I.)
District
 Golaghat99561.211
 Tinsukia99470.41.51f (1.25–1.82)2.13f (1.73–2.68)
Age group (year)
  < 20108063.411
 20–4052566.71.16 (0.93–1.44)0.85 (0.60–1.20)
  > 4038371.51.45f (1.13–1.87)1.15 (0.75–1.75)
Gender
 Female117167.61.22e (1.01–1.47)0.85 (0.65–1.11)
 Male81863.211
Religion
 Hindu184166.61.56e (1.11–2.19)1.99f (1.36–2.92)
 Others14856.111
Monthly family income (INR)
  < 5000177267.21.68f (1.27–2.24)1.18 (0.86–1.62)
  ≥ 500021754.811
Type of work
 Not working52851.911
 Agriculture77479.63.61f (2.83–4.61)2.58f (1.97–3.37)
 Non-agriculture68761.01.45f (1.15–1.82)1.54f (1.20–1.96)
Place of residence
 Rural175068.02.14f (1.63–2.82)1.52e (1.11–2.09)
 Urban23949.811
Distance to health centre (km)
  ≤ 5156561.511
  > 542481.62.77f (2.13–3.62)1.93f (1.44–2.61)
Type of hospital
 Government130372.62.36f (1.94–2.86)2.41f (1.92–3.03)
 Private68652.911
Interaction terms
 Age 20–40 years*Males   1.71e (1.06–2.75)
Total198965.8
  1. Note: OR odds ratio, C.I. confidence interval, INR Indian rupees; e = p < 0.05; f = p < 0.01