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Table 5 Association of respondents' socio-demographic characteristics with respondents' overall knowledge of TBL, Dubti and Amibara districts, Afar Region, north east Ethiopia, May 2009

From: Knowledge of cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis and its treatment in pastoral communities of the Afar region, Ethiopia

Characteristic Overall knowledge of TBL   
  High, No(%) Low, No(%) Crude OR(95%, CI) Adjusted OR(95%, CI)
District:     
   Dubti 343 (88.4) 45 (11.6) Reference Reference
   Amibara 361 (87.2) 53 (12.8) 0. 89 (0.31-2.59) 0.98(0.35- 2.74)
Gender:     
   Female 294 (83.8) 57 (16.2) Reference Reference
   Male 410 (90.9) 41 (9.1) 1.94(1.45- 2.56) 1.82 (1.32-2.51)
Age (years):     
   18-29 174 (84.5) 32 (15.5) Reference Reference
   30-44 357 (87.5) 51 (12.5) 1.29 (0.65- 2.57) 1.36 (0.72- 2.57)
   45-59 138 (92.0) 12 (8.0) 2.12 (1.05- 4.25) 2.19 (1.12 - 4.28)
   60+ 35 (92.1) 3 (7.9) 2.15 (0.49- 9.44) 2.13 (0.55- 8.35)
Occupation:     
   Pastoralist 505 (87.7) 71 (12.3) Reference Reference
   Agro-pastoralist 199(88.1) 27 (12.0) 1.04 (0.45-2.37) 1.01 (0.49 - 2.15)
Educational status:     
   Illiterate 646 (87.4) 93 (12.6) Reference Reference
   Literate 58 (92.1) 5 (7.9) 1.67 (0.81-3.44) 1.64 (0.87 -3.12)
Marital status:     
   Married 663 (88.2) 89 (11.8) Reference Reference
   Other 40 (83.3) 8 (16.7) 0.67 (0.22 -2.07) 0.64 (0.21 - 1.93)