Table 3

Determinants of choosing modern healthcare providers for first consultation (using multivariate logistic regression analyses)

FactorsVariablesResponse categoriesModel 1Model 2Model 3
AOR95% CIP valueAOR95% CIP valueAOR95% CIP value
Predisposing factorsSexFemaleRRR
Male0.992(0.946 to 1.041)0.7361.009(0.954 to 1.07)0.7391.009(0.953 to 1.069)0.739
Age18–35RRR
≤181.003(0.913 to 1.102)0.9570.987(0.894 to 1.092)0.8070.967(0.872 to 1.073)0.536
35–601.002(0.937 to 1.073)0.9540.999(0.934 to 1.07)0.9810.989(0.923 to 1.06)0.764
60+0.992(0.905 to 1.089)0.8610.982(0.895 to 1.079)0.7040.988(0.899 to 1.086)0.805
Marital statusOthersRRR
Married0.976(0.898 to 1.062)0.5760.972(0.894 to 1.057)0.5080.971(0.893 to 1.056)0.506
Enabling factorsEducationOthersRR
Graduate or Post-graduate0.997(0.82 to 1.222)0.9810.995(0.817 to 1.219)0.966
Region of residenceRuralRR
Urban1.143(1.085 to 1.206)0.000*1.143(1.084 to 1.205)0.000*
Family breadwinnerNoRR
Yes0.959(0.892 to 1.033)0.2680.957(0.889 to 1.03)0.245
Travel timeLess than 1 hourRR
1–2 hours1.181(1.074 to 1.302)0.001*1.186(1.078 to 1.307)0.000*
More than 2 hours1.192(1.046 to 1.363)0.001*1.2(1.052 to 1.372)0.007*
Waiting timeLess than 1 hourRR
1–2 hours1.065(0.95 to 1.198)0.2821.068(0.952 to 1.2)0.263
More than 2 hours1.186(0.986 to 1.437)0.0741.188(0.986 to 1.438)0.072
Low costNoRR
Yes0.993(0.937 to 1.053)0.8060.993(0.936 to 1.053)0.828
Quality of the providerOthersRR
Yes0.959(0.904 to 1.019)0.1760.963(0.906 to 1.022)0.218
Income≤7202 BDT monthlyRR
≤28 044 BDT monthly1.059(1.01 to 1.112)0.018*1.058(1.009 to 1.111)0.019*
≤86 872 BDT monthly1.243(1.026 to 1.518)0.029*1.243(1.024 to 1.517)0.02*
>86 872 BDT monthly1.089(0.564 to 2.271)0.8081.091(0.564 to 2.275)0.803
Need factorChronic illnessNoR
Yes0.956(0.901 to 1.014)0.137
  • *P<0.05.

  • BDT, Bangladesh Taka; R, reference category.