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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants and communities’ overall knowledge of TB, Itang Special District, South Western Ethiopia

From: Community’s knowledge, attitudes and practices about tuberculosis in Itang Special District, Gambella Region, South Western Ethiopia

Characteristics Total number (%) interviewed Level of knowledge score (max 35) Good (Score ≥15.2) poor score COR (CI) AOR (CI)
Sex      
Males 247 (58.5) 172 (69.6%) 75 (30.4%) 1 1
Females 175 (41.5) 71 (40.6%) 104 (59.4%) 0.29 (0.19, 0.44) 0.33 (0.21, 0.51)
Marital status      
Married 353 (83.7) 197 (55.8%) 156 (44.2%) 1 1
Others 69 (16.3) 46 (66.7%) 23 (33,3%) 1.58 (0.92, 2.73) 2.08 (1.02, 4.27)
Age categories      
19–29 122 (28.9) 66 (54.0%) 56 (46.0%) 1 1
30–44 198 (46.9) 131 (66.2%) 67 (33.8%) 1.65 (1.04, 2.63) 3.13 (1.75, 5.61)
45–59 77 (18.3) 39 (50.6%) 38 (49.4%) 0.87 (0.49,1.54) 1.93 (0.91, 4.09)
≥60 25 (5.9) 7 (28.0%) 18 (72.0%) 0.32 (0.12, 0.84) 0.78 (0.26, 2.32)
Sites      
Anywa 127 (30.1) 106 (83.5%) 21 (16.5%) 1 1
Nuer 281 (66.6) 125 (44.5%) 156 (55.5%) 0.15 (0.09, 0.26) 0.205 (0.11, 0.36)
OPwo 14 (3.3) 12 (85.7%) 2 (14.3%) 1.18 (0.24, 5.70) 1.63 (0.32, 8.18)
Education      
Illiterate 214 (50.7) 116 (54.2%) 98 (45.8%) 1 1
Read & write 59 (14.0) 33 (55.9%) 26 (44.1%) 1.07 (0.60, 1.91) 0.85 (0.43, 1.67)
Primary school 96 (22.8) 52 (54.2%) 44 (45.8%) 0.99 (0.61, 1.61) 0.854 (0.43, 1.67)
Secondary school and above 53 (12.6) 42 (79.3%) 11 (20.8%) 3.22 (1.57, 6.60) 3.076 (1.08, 8.68)
Occupation      
Pastoralist 199 (70.9) 160 (53.2%) 139 (46.5%) 1 1
Merchant 13 (3.1) 7 (53.5%) 6 (46.6%) 1.01 (0.33, 3.08) 0.65 (0.19, 2.13)
Students 39 (9.2) 29 (74.4%) 10 (25.6%) 2.519 (1.18, 5.35) 1.41 (0.57, 3.49)
Employees 71 (16.8) 47 (66.2%) 24 (33.8%) 1.70 (0.98, 2.92) 1.38 (0.61, 3.08)
  1. COR crude odd ratio, AOR adjusted odd ratio.