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Table 3 Univariate analysis of predictors of TB knowledge score among slum dwellers in Uganda §

From: Socio-demographic determinants and prevalence of Tuberculosis knowledge in three slum populations of Uganda

Variable TB Knowledge Score (N = 1139) OR (95% CI) p-value
  Poor Low Moderate High   
Total Study Population 145 (12.7) 428 (37.6) 358 (31.4) 208 (18.3)  
Age       0.004
 18 – 39 113 (75.5) 328 (72.6) 247 (67.6) 141 (73.8) 1  
 40 – 59 22 (17.7) 71 (21.5) 83 (24.7) 53 (20.6) 1.57 (1.21 - 2.05)
 ≥ 60 9 (7.3) 21 (5.9) 21 (7.7) 11 (5.7) 1.13 (0.71 - 1.80)
Gender       0.017
 Female 115 (79.3) 317 (74.1) 246 (68.9) 145 (69.7) 1  
 Male 430 (20.7) 111 (25.9) 111 (31.1) 63 (30.1) 1.33(1.05-1.68)
Marital Status       
 Married/Cohabiting 95 (66) 287 (67.4) 227 (63.4) 144 (70.2) 1  
 Never Married 20 (13.9) 82 (19.3) 64 (17.9) 37 (18) 1.04 (0.79 – 1.38)  
 Previously Married 29 (20.1) 57 (13.4) 67 (18.7) 24 (11.7) 0.90 (0.67 – 1.21)  
Education Level       0.008
 Secondary & above 60 (41.4) 223 (52.2) 181 (50.6) 122 (58.7) 1  
 Primary 59 (40.7) 161 (37.7) 137 (38.3) 73 (35.1) 0.82 (0.66 - 1.04)
 Did Not Attend School 26 (17.9) 43 (10.1) 40 (11.2) 13 (6.3) 0.58 (0.40 - 0.83)
Source of Livelihood       <0.001
 Self Employed 79 (54.5) 262 (61.5) 232 (65.2) 134 (65.3) 1
 Employment Income 26 (17.9) 77 (18.1) 74 (20.8) 49 (23.9) 1.17 (0.90 - 1.52)
 None 40 (27.6) 87 (20.4) 50 (14) 22 (10.7) 0.61 (0.47 - 0.79)
Ever done HIV test       
 Yes 103 (72.5) 335 (78.6) 296 (83.4) 174 (84.9) 1  
 No 39 (27.5) 91 (21.4) 59 (16.6) 31 (15.1) 0.64 (0.49 - 0.84)  
Distance to Health Unit       0.014
 < 1 km 108 (75) 307 (72.4) 244 (68.4) 134 (64.7) 1  
 >1 km 36 (25) 117 (27.6) 113 (31.6) 73 (35.3) 1.34 (1.06 - 1.69)
Study Site       <0.0001
 Wobulenzi 61 (42.1) 153 (35.8) 104 (29.1) 56 (26.9) 1  
 Lira 23 (15.9) 107 (25) 142 (39.7) 91 (43.4) 2.84 (2.22 - 3.64)
 Makindye 61 (42.1) 168 (39.3) 112 (31.3) 61 (29.3) 1.29 (1.01 - 1.65)
Communication device       
 Radio (YES) 93 (64.1) 294 (68.7) 269 (75.1) 159 (76.4) 1  
  52 (35.9) 134 (31.3) 89 (24.9) 49 (23.6) 0.68 (0.54 - 0.87)  
 TV (NO) 104 (71.7) 282 (65.9) 252 (70.4) 133 (63.9) 1  
  41 (28.3) 146 (34.1) 106 (29.6) 75 (36.1) 1.08 (0.87 - 1.33)  
 Mobile Phone (NO) 96 (66.2) 268 (62.6) 224 (62.6) 110 (52.9) 1  
  49 (33.8) 160 (37.4) 134 (37.4) 98 (47.1) 1.29 (1.04 - 1.61)  
  1. OR – Crude Odds Ratio; CI – Confidence Interval; Level of significance p < 0.05.
  2. §Individuals (51) missing baseline data <5% in total.