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Table 2 Multivariable logistic regression assessing social and cultural determinants of anticipated OCV acceptance at medium price in Katanga, DRC, N = 360

From: Local perceptions of cholera and anticipated vaccine acceptance in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Anticipated vaccine acceptance at medium price (USD 5)
  Comprehensive model   Index model
  OR 95% CI P   OR 95% CI P
Perceived causes     Perceived causes    
Witchcraft - a    Witchcraft 1.40 (0.95-2.07) 0.093
Prevention     Prevention    
Safe disposal of faeces - Women 2.51 (1.33-4.73) 0.004 INDEX b hygiene knowledge 2.81 (1.45-5.45) 0.002
Safe disposal of faeces - Men 1.19 (0.74-1.92) 0.466     
No prevention known 0.48 (0.25-0.92) 0.027     
Faith-based practices     Faith-based practices    
Prayers - Women 0.78 (0.58-1.06) 0.112 Prayers - Women 0.75 (0.56-1.01) 0.061
Prayers - Men 4.88 (2.00-11.86) <0.001 Prayers - Men 3.86 (1.63-9.16) 0.002
Social impact     Social impact    
Interference with social relationships 0.63 (0.47-0.83) 0.001 INDEX c social impact 0.46 (0.26-0.82) 0.008
Stigma     Stigma    
Would not disclose cholera 0.42 (0.19-0.90) 0.026 Would not disclose cholera 0.46 (0.21-0.98) 0.046
Socio-demographic variables     Socio-demographic variables    
Household size (+1) 0.92 (0.85-1.01) 0.068 Household size (+1) 0.93 (0.86-1.01) 0.093
< 2 years of school 0.13 (0.05-0.37) <0.001 < 2 years of school 0.15 (0.06-0.42) 0.002
  1. a Not retained in final model because p > 0.2. Other variables that were not retained in the multivariable model but were significant in the univariable analysis were age, employment, hand washing as prevention. Other Sociodemographic indicators tested for inclusion but were not significant were educational level, income, fishing, marital status, site.
  2. b Replaces individual items and combines ‘hand washing’, ‘clean water’, ‘clean/safe food’, ‘safe garbage disposal’, ‘safe disposal of stool’.
  3. c Replaces individual items and combines ‘fears of being isolated’, ‘fears to infect others/blame’, and ‘interference with social relationships’.