Table 3.

Multivariate Analysis* of Sociodemographic and Health Care System-Related Predictors of SQC Delivered to Chronically Diseased Children

Predictors Adjusted OR and
(95% Confidence Interval)
BA
 Age of the child (y).84 (.77–.92)
 Maternal education (y).93 (.87–.98)
 Interaction between suburban5.67 (1.66–19.39)
  residence and moderate/severe
  degree of asthma severity
 Charged medication2.26 (1.12–4.55)
CE
 Age of the child (y).88 (.80–.98)
 Paternal education (y).84 (.75–.95)
IDDM
 Maternal education (y).87 (.81–.94)
 University hospital.13 (.03–.54)
 Charged medication4.76 (1.00–23.24)
RHD
 Charged medication3.86 (1.26–11.79)
  • * Multiple logistic regression estimates include terms for: age (years) and sex of the child, residence, years of paternal or maternal education, paternal occupation, health facility, duration of the disease, time to reach the health facility, time parents had to wait in the facility before consultation (in minutes), and charged medication. In BA, the model was adjusted for the degree of asthma severity. In CE, the model was adjusted for the diagnostic category of epilepsy.

  • Reference categories are: urban residence, clerical, technical and professional paternal occupation, school health insurance hospital, shorter duration of disease <1 year, shorter time to reach health facility (≤1 hour), free medication, mild asthma (in BA), and generalized epilepsy (in CE).