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Table 4 Association of knowledge of respondents on cholera with sociodemographic, attitudinal and practice-related characteristics

From: Knowledge of, attitudes toward, and preventive practices relating to cholera and oral cholera vaccine among urban high-risk groups: findings of a cross-sectional study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Characteristics Knowledge level Total p value
Poor knowledge (%) Good knowledge (%) % (n)  
Status of knowledge 54.3 (n = 1,538) 45.7 (n = 1,292) 100.0 (2,830)  
a. Sociodemographic characteristics
Age-group (years)
18-23 55.2 44.8 18.9 (536) 0.086
24-34 56.9 43.1 36.0 (1020)
35-44 50.8 49.2 25.1 (711)
45+ 53.5 46.5 19.9 (563)
Sex
Male 59.4 40.6 28.3 (800) 0.001
Female 52.4 47.6 71.7 (2030)
Education
No education 57.9 42.1 47.1 (1332) 0.000
Primary education 54.7 45.3 25.7 (726)
Secondary and higher 47.9 52.1 27.3 (772)
Occupation
Nonworking respondentsa 51.0 49.0 44.1 (1249) 0.001
Nonindependent in professionb 53.3 46.7 34.91 (593)
Independent earnersc 59.2 40.8 20.99 (988)
Monthly expenditure in taka d
≤7000 (≤88 US$) 57.6 42.4 34.3 (969) 0.006
7001-9600 (88.1-120 US$) 55.0 45.0 32.4 (916)
>9600 (>120US$) 50.4 49.6 32.4 (940)
Family-size
≤ 4 55.3 44.7 57.7 (1632) 0.133
5 and more 53.1 46.9 42.3 (1198)
No of living rooms
1 54.8 45.2 83.7 (2369) 0.153
1+ 52.1 47.9 16.3 (461)
b. Attitudinal characteristics
Positive attitude toward cholera, its prevention and cholera vaccine
Highly positive (score equal to or greater than 5) 53.4 46.6 97.0 (2745) 0.000
Less positive (score equal to or less than 4) 84.7 15.3 3.0 (85)  
c. Practice-related characteristics
Cholera-prevention practices
Good practice (score equal to or greater than 3) 39.0 61.0 60.6 (1714) 0.000
Poor practice (score equal to or less than 2) 77.9 22.1 39.4 (1116)  
  1. aNonworking respondents included housewives or unemployed women who spent time at home and had no income.
  2. bNonindependent in profession includes: mainly involved in different organizations with or without fixed compensation, such as service holders, teachers, pensioners, and students).
  3. cIndependent earners are those who have their own control to their work and spend time according to their wish (business, daily wage earners, transport workers).
  4. dOverall monthly expenditure of a household has been categorized based on terciles.