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Table 5 Multivariate logistic regression: First Help Seeking—Non-traditional vs Traditional

From: Socio-cultural features and help-seeking preferences for leprosy and tuberculosis: a cultural epidemiological study in a tribal district of Maharashtra, India

Variables FHS—Non-traditional vs Traditional
AOR 95 % CI p-value
Constant 0.049   0.076
Age    
 <=32 years Reference   
 >32 years 1.248 0.354–4.397 0.730
Gender    
 Female Reference   
 Male 1.125 0.284–4.458 0.867
Literacy    
 Literate Reference   
 Illiterate 0.718 0.186–2.771 0.631
Marital status    
 Widowed/ divorced/ separate Reference   
 Unmarried 0.152 0.004–5.461 0.302
 Married 0.993 0.098–10.092 0.995
Occupation    
 Other Reference   
 Labourer 0.415 0.081–2.125 0.291
 Cultivator/Land owner 0.243 0.046–1.293 0.097
Tribal community    
 Non-tribal Reference   
 Tribal 3.578 0.319–40.082 0.301
Perceived causes    
 Heat-/cold, humoral 2.818 1.213–6.548 0.016
 Close contact with someone with the same problem 1.444 1.056–1.975 0.021
  1. Multivariate logistic regression model: outcome variable—FHS Non-traditional vs Traditional, where Non-traditional is reference category, for perceived causes—not reported is reference category, R2 = 0.186