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Table 4 Logistic regression model for knowledge of HIV/AIDS

From: Determinants of better health: a cross-sectional assessment of positive deviants among women in West Bengal

Independent variables Unadjusted Adjusted
  OR CI 95% P-value OR CI 95% P-value
Age (ref: <25 years old)       
  25-34 1.51 0.91, 2.50 0.111 1.90 1.04, 3.46 0.037
  35+ 0.77 0.45, 1.30 0.324 1.00 0.53, 1.89 0.992
Highest grade completed (ref: no schooling)       
  1-3 grade 1.86 1.08, 3.21 0.025 1.50 0.81, 2.76 0.198
  4-6 grade 3.93 2.52, 6.14 <0.001 2.55 1.50, 4.33 0.001
Food security (ref: food secure) 0.89 0.61, 1.31 0.564 0.88 0.56, 1.38 0.567
Religiona (ref: Hindu) 0.57 0.39, 0.83 0.004 0.84 0.53, 1.33 0.466
Health knowledgeb (ref: 0 correct responses)       
  1 correct response 1.42 0.91, 2.22 0.120 1.18 0.70, 1.99 0.532
  2 correct responses 3.69 2.01, 6.74 <0.001 2.66 1.29, 5.46 0.008
TV/Radio as source of health informationc (ref: family & friends only) 9.75 5.70, 16.67 <0.001 7.72 4.38, 13.60 <0.001
  1. Model included 526 respondents; pseudo r2 = 18.20%.
  2. a Religion: Hindu vs. Muslim.
  3. b Health Knowledge scale composed of 2 questions: “The time during the month when a female loses blood happens because____?” and “If a child has diarrhea, would you give him or her ‘more’, ‘less’, ‘the same’, or ‘nothing’, to drink?”.
  4. c Women were asked to identify sources of health information in addition to family and friends.