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Table 6 Multivariable binary logistic regression model examining factors associated with case fatality among children aged 2–59 months admitted in public hospitals in the Lake Zone (N = 1130)

From: Morbidity and mortality of children aged 2–59 months admitted in the Tanzania Lake Zone’s public hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Explanatory factors Death rateb OR (95% CI)a
Unadjusted Adjustedc
Sex of the child
 Male 54.3 Reference Reference
 Female 91.4 1.7 (1.0, 2.8) 1.7 (1.0, 2.8)
Child’s custodian
 Both parents 69.4 Reference Reference
 One/other 105.9 1.6 (0.9, 2.8) 1.3 (0.7, 2.5)
Maternal education
 Never in school 96.4 16.0 (2.1, 122.2) 14.5 (1.9, 111.2)
 Some primary 79.7 13.0 (1.8, 94.4) 11.5 (1.6, 84.0)
 Above primary 6.6 Reference Reference
Ever hospitalized
 Yes 47.8 Reference Reference
 Never 86.3 1.8 (1.1, 3.2) 1.6 (0.9, 2.9)
Reported time before seeking health cared
 Early (≤ 24 h) 48.1 Reference Reference
 Late (> 24 h) 92.0 2.0 (1.2, 3.3) 1.6 (0.9, 2.7)
  1. aOdds Ratio (95% confidence interval)
  2. bPer 1000 under-fives admissions
  3. cAdjusted for location (region)
  4. dSelf-reporting of time interval between onset of illness and presenting to health facility