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Table 4 Factors associated with parental TM use for children in Tole District (N = 267)

From: Determinants of traditional medicine utilization for children: a parental level study in Tole District, Oromia, Ethiopia

VariablesParental TM use for their childrenCOR (95%, CI)AOR (95%, CI)P-value
YesNo   
Monthly income of a household< 500154(57.7)31(11.6)11 
> 50158(21.7)24(9.0)0.49(0.26, 0.90)0.25(0.08, 0.78)0.021*
ResidenceUrban48(18.0)37(13.8)1  
Rural134(50.2)48(18.0)2.15(1.25, 3.70)  
Utilization of TM for the previous childYes159(75.0)21(9.9)2.96(1.21, 7.25)  
No23(10.8)9(4.2)1  
Easily accessibleYes107(50.5)11(5.2)2.46(1.11, 5.48)  
No75(35.4)19(9.0)11 
Cultural influenceYes105(49.5)9(4.2)3.18(1.38, 7.33)3.01(1.16, 7.83)0.024
No77(36.3)21(9.9)11 
Religion influenceYes110(51.8)11(5.2)2.64(1.17, 5.87)3.17(1.26, 7.93)0.014
No72(34.0)19(9.0)11 
The parental practice of TMYes128(60.4)13(6.1)2.20(1.30, 3.72)  
No54(25.5)17(8.0)   
Duration of illnessChronic(> 30 days)21(9.9)9(4.2)11 
Acute(< 30 days)161(75.9)21(9.9)3.29(1.33, 8.11)3.11(1.07, 9.02)0.037
  1. COR Cumulative Odd Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odd Ratio