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Table 2 Association of the mother’s perceived causes and morbidity of diarrhoea with ORT usage among under-five children in Dangure district, Benishangul Gumuze region, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence of oral rehydration therapy use and associated factors among under-five children with diarrhea in Dangure, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia/2018

Variables Category Yes No COR (95% CI) P-value
ORT use
 Perceived cause of diarrhoea
  Tooth eruption No 133 (36.2%) 234 (63.8%) 1  
Yes 178 (73.3%) 65 (26.7%) 4.81 (4.60–5.00) 0.000
  Contaminated food No 251 (57.4%) 186 (42.6%) 1  
Yes 60 (34.7) 113 (65.3%) 0.39 (0.27–0.56) 0.032
  Number of signs identified to recognise the severity of diarrhoea Non 39 (35.5%) 71 (64.5%) 1  
1 221 (52.4%) 201 (47.6%) 2.0 (1.29–3.09) 0.002
≥ 2 51 (65.4%) 27 (34.6%) 3.4 (1.87–6.31) 0.001
  Number of signs identified to recognise dehydration Non 58 (38.2%) 94 (61.8%) 1  
1 236 (57.1%) 177 (42.9%) 2.1 (1.4–3.16) 0.015
≥ 2 17 (37.8%) 28 (62.2%) 0.98 (0.49–1.95) 0.963