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Table 4 Factors Associated with Students' Level of TB knowledge

From: Screening migrants for tuberculosis - a missed opportunity for improving knowledge and attitudes in high-risk groups: A cross-sectional study of Swedish-language students in Umeå, Sweden

Variable Proportion with good knowledge N (%) Crude Odds ratio 95% CI Adjusted Odds ratio 95% CI
Sex      
Men 16 (10.9) 0.494 0.249 0.979 0.723 0.299 1.749
Women 24 (19.8) 1.0   1.0  
Age      
16-24 9 (11.1) 0.5 0.137 1.828 0.271 0.058 1.269
25-34 19 (18.1) 0.884 0.265 2.943 0.754 0.199 2.862
35-44 6 (11.5) 0.522 0.130 2.089 0.384 0.074 1.996
45+ 4 (20) 1.0   1.0  
Schooling      
0-6 Years 3 (5.5) 0.191 0.054 0.673* 0.231 0.056 0.961*
7-12 Years 11 (10.9) 0.406 0.185 0.891* 0.286 0.101 0.815*
13+ Years(ref) 22 (23.2) 1.0   1.0  
Geographic origin      
Middle East 9 (6.8) 0.131 0.036 0.473* 0.267 0.062 1.150
Asia 6 (15.0) 0.318 0.079 1.283 0.291 0.059 1.435
Latin America 1 (7.7) 0.15 0.015 1.518 0.246 0.018 3.414
Sub- Saharan Africa 19 (27.9) 0.698 0.207 2.352 2.315 0.473 11.378
Low incidence countries 5 (35.7) 1.0   1.0  
Health check up      
Yes 26 (13.5) 0.678 0.333 1.384 0.681 0.284 1.629
No 14 (18.5) 1.0   1.0  
Have heard about TB before migration      
Yes 29 (20.3) 2.636 1.257 5.531* 3.025 1.145 7.990*
No 11 (8.8) 1.0   1.0  
Received TB information in Sweden      
Yes 13 (16.9) 1.234 0.599 2.540 0.658 0.255 1.695
No 27 (14.1) 1.0   1.0  
Heard about the Communicable Disease Act      
Yes 10 (16.1) 1.128 0.517 2.460 1.055 0.386 2.882
No 30 (14.6) 1.0   1.0  
  1. *P < 0.05 (Univariate and multivariate logistic regression with TB knowledge level as dependent variable)