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Table 1 Factors predicting preference for child circumcisions among Men

From: Acceptability of medical male circumcision in the traditionally circumcising communities in Northern Tanzania

Factor Total
N = 170 (%)
Prepubertal medical Circumcision
n = 107 (%)
Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Age group     
18-24 years 50 (29.4) 30 (60.0) 1 (P = 0.39) 1 (P = 0.26)
25-34 years 76 (44.7) 52 (68.4) 1.44 (0.69-3.04) 1.65 (0.70-3.85)
35-44 years 44 (25.9) 25 (56.8) 0.88 (0.39-2.00) 0.80 (0.29-2.20)
Education     
None or Incomplete Primary 29 (17.1) 18 (62.1) 1 (P = 0.006) 1 (P = 0.049)
Primary School 115 (67.7) 66 (57.4) 0.82 (0.36-1.90) 0.61 (0.23-1.61)
Above Primary School 26 (15.3) 23 (88.5) 4.69 (1.13-19.3) 2.75 (0.59-12.88)
Marital status     
Married 127 (74.7) 80 (63.0) 1 (P = 0.98)  
Others 43 (25.3) 27 (62.8) 0.99 (0.48-2.03)  
Religion †     
Christians 153 (90.5) 98 (64.1) 1 (P = 0.54)  
Others 16 (9.5) 9 (56.3) 0.72 (0.25-2.04)  
Tribe     
Kurya 129 (75.9) 71 (55.0) 1 (P < 0.001) 1 (P = 0.03)
Others 41 (24.1) 36 (87.8) 5.88 (2.17-15.95) 3.12 (1.05-9.22)
Present place of Birth † †     
Rural 116 (69.1) 69 (59.5) 1 (P = 0.10)  
Roadside Centre 19 (11.3) 11 (57.9) 0.94 (0.35-2.50)  
Urban 33 (19.6) 26 (78.8) 2.53 (1.02-6.31)  
Place of Residence †     
Rural 69 (40.8) 36 (52.2) 1 (P < 0.001) 1 (P = 0.004)
Roadside Centre 47 (27.8) 26 (55.3) 1.13 (0.54-2.39) 1.07 (0.47-2.44)
Urban 53 (31.4) 45 (84.9) 5.16 (2.12-12.53) 4.63 (1.67-12.84)
Providers for MC † †     
Traditional 107 (63.7) 55 (51.4) 1 (P < 0.001) 1 (P = 0.012)
Medical 61 (36.3) 51 (83.6) 4.82 (2.22-10.48) 2.95 (1.24-7.01)
  1. † 1 person had missing data; †† 2 people had missing data;