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Table 5 Factors associated with seeking care for under-five fever in Guèndembou and Bolodou sub-districts, September–October 2017, Guinea

From: Do memories of the Ebola virus disease outbreak influence post-Ebola health seeking behaviour in Guéckédou district (epicentre) in Guinea? A cross-sectional study of children with febrile illness

  Sought care for children  
n = 297 Odds ratio (95%CI) P-value
Residing sub-district
 Guèndembou (n = 196) 158 (80·6%) 1·89 (1·19–2·99) p = 0·007
 Bolodou (n = 202) 139 (68·8%) 1  
Household property score
 Above median (n = 189) 148 (78·3%) 1·45 (0·92–2·30) n.s.
 Below median (n = 209) 149 (71·3%) 1  
Family/friends’ death due to EVD
 Yes (n = 53) 46 (86·8%) 2·46 (1·07–5·64) p = 0·029
 No (n = 345) 251 (72·8%) 1  
The child could not eat/breastfeed as usual
 Yes (n = 190) 137 (72·1%) 1  
 No (n = 208) 160 (76·9%) 1·29 (0·82–2·03) n.s.
The child could not move as usual
 Yes (n = 190) 168 (88·4%) 1  
 No (n = 208) 129 (62·0%) 0·96 (0·61–1·51) n.s.
More medicines are available at health facilities
 Agree (n = 221) 175 (79·2%) 1·72 (1·09–2·07) p = 0·019
 Disagree (n = 177) 122 (68·9%) 1  
Better treatments are given at health facilities
 Agree (n = 298) 232 (77·9%) 1·89 (1·16–3·10) p = 0·011
 Disagree (n = 100) 65 (65·0%) 1  
Health staff listens more to patients at health facilities
 Agree (n = 262) 200 (76·3%) 1·30 (0·81–2·07) n.s.
 Disagree (n = 136) 97 (71·3%) 1  
Cost of care is less expensive at health facilities
 Agree (n = 84) 71 (84·5%) 2·13 (1·12–4·04) p = 0·019
 Disagree (n = 314) 226 (72·0%) 1  
Fear score
 Above median (n = 112) 91 (81·3%) 1·68 (0·98–2·89) n.s.
 Below median (n = 286) 206 (72·0%) 1  
  1. n.s. not statistically significant
  2. aAbove the median score