Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Self-reported illness and household strategies for coping with health-care payments in Bangladesh

Md Mizanur Rahman, Stuart Gilmour, Eiko Saito, Papia Sultana & Kenji Shibuya

Volume 91, Number 6, June 2013, 449-458

Table 3. Odds of self-reported illness during the 30-day recall period, by household or household member characteristics, Bangladesh, 2011

Characteristic OR (95% CI) (n = 7 202)
Household
Size (no. of members) 0.85 (0.82–0.87)
Expenditure
Quintile 1 (lowest) 0.94 (0.77–1.16)
Quintile 2 1.00 (0.80–1.26)
Quintile 3 1.08 (0.87–1.33)
Quintile 4 1.22 (1.03–1.45)
Quintile 5 (highest)
1.00
Household member (patient)
Age (years)
0–4 1.00
5–9 0.37 (0.26–0.53)
10–14 0.33 (0.22–0.48)
15–29 0.36 (0.24–0.53)
30–44 0.73 (0.50–1.06)
45–59 1.78 (1.24–2.57)
≥ 60 2.73 (1.77–4.22)
Sex
Female 1.00
Male 0.73 (0.65–0.82)
Educational status
No education 1.00
Primary 1.07 (0.85–1.35)
Secondary 0.84 (0.65–1.08)
Higher 0.75 (0.57–0.98)

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.