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Table 4 Factors influencing the use of formal therapeutic options in Lubumbashi, 2010

From: Health-seeking behaviour in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: results from a cross-sectional household survey

Factors n = 251 Formal therapeutic options (%) OR 95%CI p
Age (years)      0.91
  ≤ 4 61 41.0 1.00   
  ≥ 5 190 40.5 0.96 0.49 – 1.88  
Sex      0.47
  Male 105 39.1 1.00   
  Female 146 41.8 1.16 0.77 – 1.76  
Acute/chronic disease a      0.01
  Acute 217 37.3 1.00   
  Chronic 34 61.8 2.52 1.25 – 5.09  
Health problems      0.35
  Malaria syndrome 86 36.0 1.00   
  Respiratory tract syndrome 70 34.3 0.94 0.46 – 1.89  
  WHS complex 43 46.5 1.41 0.65 – 3.07  
  Others 52 51.9 1.75 0.84 – 3.64  
Household size      0.44
  1-5 74 46.0 1.00   
  6-10 129 35.7 0.67 0.37 – 1.24  
  ≥ 11 48 45.8 0.97 0.55 – 1.69  
Number of parents in the household      0.63
  1 6 50.0 1.00   
  2 245 40.4 0.67 0.13 – 3.37  
Level of education of household head      0.23
  Higher education 55 32.7 1.00   
  High education 145 40.7 1.34 0,67 - 2,69  
  Illiterate and Primary education 51 49.0 1.78 0.83 – 3.81  
Main income generating activity of the household head      0.56
  Corporate executives and professionals 6 33.3 1.00   
  Salaried employees and independent workers 139 44.6 1.61 0.28 – 9.15  
  Paid on a daily basis 77 36.4 1.14 0.19 – 6.71  
  Inactive 29 34.5 1.05 0.16 – 6.96  
Socioeconomic status of the household      0.18
  5 (Richest) 48 41.7 1.00   
  4 52 40.4 0.80 0.38 – 1.73  
  3 39 33.3 0.74 0.33 - 1.67  
  2 60 43.3 1.41 0.82 - 2.42  
  1 (Poorest) 52 42.3 0.75 0.40 – 1.40  
  1. aAs reported by interviewee.