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Table 4 Communities’ attitude towards TB, rural of Itang Special District, GRS, South Western Ethiopia, 2012

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

Characteristics Level of attitude Crude OR (CI) AOR (CI)
Sex Favorable ≥3.2 Unfavorable <3.2   
Males 128 (51.8%) 119 (48.2%) 1 1
Females 44 (25.1%) 131 (74.9%) 0.31 (0.20, 0.48) 0.22 (0.13, 0.37)
Age categories     
(19–29) 63 (51.6%) 59 (48.4%) 1 1
(30–44) 74 (37.4%) 124 (62.4%) 0.55 (0.35, 0.88) 1.35 (0.77, 2.37)
(45–59) 29 (37.6%) 48 (62.4%) 0.87 (0.49, 1.54) 1.93 (0.91, 4.09)
≥60 6 (24.0%) 19 (76.0%) 0.32 (0.12, 0 .87) 0.78 (0.26, 2.32)
Sites     
Anywa 45 (35.4%) 82 (64.5%) 1 1
Nuer 115 (40.9%) 166 (59.1%) 1.26 (0.82, 1.95) 1.49 (0.82, 2.23)
OPwo 12 (85.7%) 2 (14.3%) 10.93 (2.34, 51.02) 13.30 (2.77, 63.96)
Educational status     
Illiterate 62 (28.9%) 152 (71%) 1 1
Read & write 24 (40.7%) 35 (59.3%) 1.68 (0.92, 3.05) 1.26 (0.64, 2.49)
Primary school 49 (51%) 47 (48.9%) 2.55 (1.55, 4.20) 2.26 (1.15, 4.45)
Secondary school & above 37 (69.8%) 16 (30.2%) 5.66 (2.94, 10.93) 4.77 (1.77, 12.83)
Occupational status     
Pastoralist 96 (32.1%) 203 (67.9%) 1 1
Merchant 8 (61.5%) 5 (38.5%) 3.38 (1.07, 10.61) 3.88 (1.00, 15.02)
Students 25 (64%) 14 (35.9%) 3.77 (1.87, 7.58) 3.522 (1.51, 8.17)
Employees 43 (60.6%) 28 (39.4%) 3.24 (1.90, 5.54) 3.554 (1.94, 6.49)
Knowledge     
Poor 179 (56.6%) 141 (43.4%) 1 1
Good 243 (57.6%) 109 (42.4%) 4.78 (2.81, 8.15) 5.92 (3.53, 9.92)