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Table 1 Children seeking care from health professionals in relation to self reported symptoms and wealth quarters

From: Access to health care in relation to socioeconomic status in the Amazonian area of Peru

  Children seeking care from health professionals
Illness Q1
% seeking care (total no children with illness)
Q2
% seeking care (total no children with illness)
OR Q3
% seeking care (total no children with illness)
OR Q4
% seeking care (total no children with illness)
OR
Cough/cold 21% (99) 28% (116) 1.62 28% (128) 1.88* 51% (104) 4.30*
Pneumonia 33% (12) 82%(11) 5.25 50% (16) 1.94 71% (14) 2.92
Cough/cold + diarrhoea 35% (62) 46% (46) 1.70 41% (37) 1.62 50% (30) 3.74*
Pneumonia and/or dysentery 50% (18) 54% (13) 1.17 67% (9) 2 70% (10) 2.33
Diarrhoea 17% (18) 27% (22) 1.05 40% (10) 1.87 20% (15) 0.93
Total 209 208   200   173  
  1. Self reported symptoms classified as illnesses based on principals from IMCI. Wealth quarters were defined by principal component analysis (PCA). Quartile 1 (Q1) represents the poorest quartile of the study sample (the relatively poorest caregivers), quartile 2 (Q2) the second poorest, quartile 3 (Q3) the second least poor quartile and quarter 4 (Q4) the least poor quartile. Amount of children seeking care from health professionals (pharmacy staff not included) is showed as percentage and total number in parenthesis. OR = Odds ratio. The Odds ratio is stated for each wealth quarter as compared to quarter 1. * = p < 0.05