Table 2

Factors associated with keeping antibiotics at home for children (n=9526)

Independent variablesaOR (95% CI)
Sex of caregiver
 MaleRef
 Female1.17 (1.06 to 1.29)**
Sex of child
 MaleRef
 Female1.04 (0.96 to 1.13)
Age of child1.05 (1.04 to 1.07)***
Parents’ highest level of education
 Middle school and belowRef
 High school1.34 (1.20 to 1.51)***
 College and above1.50 (1.33 to 1.70)***
Average household income (RMB, monthly)
 <3000 (US$461)Ref
 3000–5000 (US$462–769)1.22 (1.08 to 1.38)**
 5001–10 000 (US$770–1538)1.17 (1.02 to 1.33)*
 >10 000 (US$1538)1.36 (1.16 to 1.60)***
Province
 ZhejiangRef
 Guangxi1.00 (0.89 to 1.13)
 Shaanxi1.96 (1.75 to 2.20)***
Residence
 RuralRef
 Urban1.03 (0.94 to 1.13)
Parents with medical background
 NoRef
 Yes1.54 (1.35 to 1.75)***
  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01 and ***p<0.001.

  • aOR, adjusted odds ratio; Ref, reference group.