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Table 2 Bivariate analyses of the factors associated to preventive and non-preventive behavior for toxoplasmosis in pregnant adolescents assisted in Public Health Care Services.

From: Preventive behavior for toxoplasmosis in pregnant adolescents in the state of Ceara, Brazil

Variables Behavior OR(CI95%) p
  Preventive Non-preventive   
  n(%) (CI95%) n(%) (CI95%)   
Age group (years) (n = 307)      
12-14 11(30.6) 17.2-46.9 25(69.4) 53.1-82.7 2.61 (1.06-6.04) 0.013
15-19 39(14.4) 10.6-18.9 232(85.6) 81.0-89.4 1  
Marital status (n = 307)      
Married 34(18.3) 13.2-24.3 152(81.7) 75.6-86.7 1.46 (0.74-2.99) 0.241
Single 16(13.2) 8.0-20.1 105(86.8) 79.8-91.9 1  
Religion (n = 298)       
Yes 34(17.4) 13.0-23.8 161(82.6) 76.1-86.9 1.14 (0.58-2.36) 0.676
No 16(15.5) 8.7-22.3 87(84.5) 77.6-91.2 1  
Racial classification (n = 307)      
No white 37(15.8) 11.5-20.9 197(84.2) 79.0-88.4 1.15 (0.53-2.40) 0.686
White 13(17.8) 10.2-27.8 60(82.2) 72.1-89.7 1  
Studying (n = 307)       
Yes 24(18.7) 12.6-26.2 104(81.3) 73.7-87.3 1.35 (0.70-2.61) 0.322
No 26(14.5) 9.9-20.2 153(85.5) 79.7-90.0 1  
Paid job (n = 307)       
Yes 6(17.7) 7.4-33.1 28(82.3) 66.8-92.5 1.11(0.36-2.96) 0.819
No 44(16.1) 12.1-20.8 229(83.8) 79.1-87.8 1  
Annual family income (US$) (n = 307)     
Less than 5,436.00 24(16.9) 11.4-23.7 118(83.1) 76.3-88.6 0.92 (0.48-1.77) 0.787
More than5,436.00 26(15.8) 10.8-21.9 139(84.2) 78.1-89.2 1  
People living with the pregnant adolescent (n = 307)    
Less than 4 35(17.2) 12.4-22.8 169(82.8) 77.2-87.5 1.21 (0.61-2.53) 0.561
More than 4 15(14.6) 8.7-22.3 88(85.4) 77.6-91.2 1  
First pregnancy (n = 307)      
Yes 42(16.1) 12.0-21.0 218(83.9) 79.0-87.9 1.06 (0.40-2.52) 0.882
No 8(17.0) 8.2-29.7 39(83.0) 70.2-91.7 1  
Gestation period in the 1 st consultation (n = 303)    
1st trimester 28(18.7) 13.0-25.5 122(81.3) 74.5-86.9 1.37 (0.71-2.65) 0.314
2nd-3rd trimester 22(14.4) 9.4-20.6 131(85.6) 79.3-90.5 1  
Number of prenatal consultations (n = 307)     
More than 2 24(23.5) 16.0-32.4 78(76.5) 67.5-83.9 2.11 (1.09-4.10) 0.015
Less than 2 26(12.7) 8.6-17.7 179(87.3) 82.2-91.3 1  
IgG serology for toxoplasmosis (n = 208)     
Positive 20(21.3) 13.8-30.4 74(78.7) 69.6-86.1 1.78 (0.80-4.00) 0.119
Negative 15(13.2) 7.8-20.3 99(86.8) 79.6-92.1 1  
  1. Fortaleza, Ceara. March 2009 to November 2010. (n = 307)**
  2. **We did not have information about prevent behavior for 13 patients