Table 3

Factors associated with difficulties faced by older Rohingya (forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals) adults in accessing medical services amid COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Experienced difficulties accessing medicineExperienced difficulties receiving routine medical care
*COR95% CI†AOR95% CI*COR95% CI†AOR95% CI
Age (year)
 60–691.00Not taken in the final model1.00Not taken in the final model
 70–790.760.44 to 1.320.880.51 to 1.53
 ≥800.420.33 to 2.311.060.42 to 2.70
 Female1.571.02 to 2.431.300.75 to 2.261.801.16 to 2.791.490.88 to 2.52
Family size
 0–41.00Not taken in the final model1.00Not taken in the final model
 >41.210.78 to 1.881.090.70 to 1.70
Living arrangement
 Living with other family members1.001.001.00Not taken in the final model
 Living alone1.921.05 to 3.500.670.29 to 1.521.320.72 to 2.41
Problem in memory or concentration
 No problem1.001.001.00Not taken in the final model
 Low memory or concentration2.391.35 to 4.241.420.65 to to 2.18
Walking distance from the nearest health centre
 <30 min1.
 ≥30 min1.751.06 to 2.891.000.51 to 1.964.132.50 to 6.833.571.95 to 6.56
Frequency of communication during COVID-19
 Same as previous1.
 Less than previous6.013.49 to 10.361.900.92 to 3.934.542.72 to 7.591.540.73 to 3.24
Feeling of loneliness
 Sometimes to often2.361.51 to 3.703.541.93 to 6.482.181.39 to 3.422.201.25 to 3.87
Perceived that older adults at highest risk of COVID-19
 Yes5.443.09 to 9.563.351.61 to 6.974.142.42 to 7.082.851.36 to 5.99
Perceived that older adults required additional care during COVID-19
 Yes11.937.05 to 20.186.893.62 to to 13.494.552.48 to 8.35
Having existing non-communicable chronic conditions
 No1.001.001.00Not taken in the final model
 Yes2.001.27 to to 2.430.900.56 to 1.45
  • *Crude Odds Ratio

  • †Adjusted Odds Ratio