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Table 6 Logistic regression analysis to determine explanatory factors for seeking treatment in the Health centres

From: Socio-economic differences and health seeking behaviour for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria: a case study of four local government areas operating the Bamako initiative programme in south-east Nigeria

Variables Full model Coefficient (SE) Reduced model Coefficient (SE)
Quartile 2 .15 (.40) .09 (.25)
Quartile 3 .46 (.36) .51 (.25)***
Quartile 4 .34 (.40) .41 (.25)
Status in the household .18 (.37)  
No. of household residents -.19(.06)*** -.12 (.04)***
Sex -.17 (.38)  
Age -.01 (.01)  
Education -.01 (.02)  
Marital status -.31 (.42)  
Expenditure on first action -.001 (.0003)*** -.001 (.00001)***
Expenditure on second section .00003 (.0001)  
Expenditure of all other actions taken -.0001 (.00001)  
Had malaria 1.82 (.50)** 1.05 (.28)***
Whether patient sought treatment 2.08 (1.09)* 1.09 (.78)
Good services .77 (.29)*** .53 (.19)***
Available drugs -.24 (.28)  
Near the homes .78 (.25)*** .94 (.18)***
Affordable services .27 (.29)  
Prompt attention -.03 (.29)  
Polite health workers 1.93 (.34)*** 1.78 (.22)***
Constant -3.74 (1.33)*** -4.03 (.86)***
LR chi2 150.46*** 201.80***
Pseudo R2 0.25 0.19
Correct predictions 83.30% 84.82%
  1. Significance of parameters * <0.10, **<0.05, ***<0.01
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