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Table 5 Association between the respondents and the household’s characteristics and “Palu” prevention by the HM or PM, Cotonou, 2016

From: Between traditional remedies and pharmaceutical drugs: prevention and treatment of “Palu” in households in Benin, West Africa

Variables No Yes OR brut IC95% p
n % n %
Respondent information
Age group (years)         0.0615
   < 25 42 14.89 22 10.05 1    
  (25–35) 94 33.33 63 28.77 1.32 0.71 2.44 0.4259
  (35–45) 66 23.4 57 26.03 1.69 0.89 3.19 0.1174
  (45–55) 33 11.7 39 17.81 2.31 1.14 4.68 0.0215
  (55–65) 31 10.99 17 7.76 1.17 0.53 2.60 0.9089
   > = 65 16 5.67 21 9.59 2.80 1.20 6.52 0.0301
Sex
  Male 98 34.75 72 32.88 1    
  Female 184 65.25 147 67.12 1.09 0.74 1.59 0.6602
School level         0.0465
  None 48 17.14 58 26.48 1    
  Primary 75 26.79 58 26.48 0.64 0.38 1.07 0.0885
  Secondary 97 34.64 66 30.14 0.56 0.34 0.92 0.0227
  University 60 21.43 37 16.89 0.51 0.29 0.89 0.0187
Religion         0.5703
  Catholic 138 49.46 120 54.79 1    
  Other Christians 80 28.67 60 27.4 0.86 0.57 1.30 0.4844
  Muslims 44 15.77 30 13.7 0.78 0.46 1.33 0.3635
  Others 17 6.09 9 4.11 0.60 0.26 1.42 0.2493
Place of birth         
  Cotonou 124 44.13 100 46.95 1    
  Other 157 55.87 113 53.05 0.9 0.62 1.28 0.5330
Household information
Type of the households
  Monoparental 227 80.5 151 68.95 1    
  Biparental 55 19.5 68 31.05 1.89 1.23 2.80 0.0031
Health insurance
  No 243 87.41 192 89.30 1    
  Yes 35 12.59 23 10.70 0.83 0.48 1.46 0.5183
“Tontine” group
  No 171 62.87 129 60.28 1    
  Yes 101 37.13 85 39.72 1.12 0.77 1.61 0.5602
Wealth index         < 0.0001
  Very poor 3 1.65 24 27.7 1    
  Poor 36 19.78 107 29.58 0.37 0.11 1.30 0.1230
  Intermediate 73 40.11 143 30.99 0.24 0.07 0.84 0.0253
  Rich 55 30.22 51 11.74 0.12 0.03 0.41 0.0008
  Very rich 15 8.24 5 1.52 0.04 0.01 0.20 < 0.0001