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Table 5 Communities’ practices towards TB prevention and control, Itang Special District, GRS

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

Characteristics Level of practices Crude OR (CI) AOR (CI)
  Good ≥3.4 Poor <3.4   
Sex     
Males 138 (55.8%) 109 (44.2%) 1 1
Females 56 (32%) 119 (68%) 0.37 (0.24, 0.55) 0.36 (.24, 0.56)
Marital status     
Married 154 (43.6%) 199 (56.4%) 1 1
Others 40 (57.9%) 29 (42.0%) 1.78 (1.05, 3.00) 1.61 (0.93, 2.80)
Age categories     
(19–29) 60 (49. 2%) 62 (50.2%) 1 1
(30–44) 92 (46.5%) 106 (53.2%) 0.89 (0.57, 1.40) 1.33 (0.78, 2.25)
(45–59) 34 (44.5%) 43 (55.8%) 0.81 (0.46, 1.44) 1.54 (0.77, 3.11)
≥60 8 (32.0%) 17 (68.0%) 0.48 (0.19, 1.21) 1.04 (0.37, 2.88)
Sites     
Anywa 74 (58.3%) 53 (41.7%) 1 1
Nuer 107 (38.1%) 174 (61.9%) 0.44 (0.28, 0.67) 0.58 (0.35, 0.96)
OPwo 13 (92.9%) 1 (7.1%) 9.31 (1.18, 73.36) 14.5 (1.78, 11.85)
Educational status     
Illiterate 89 (41.5%) 125 (58.4%) 1 1
Read & write 29 (49.2%) 30 (50.5%) 1.35 (0.76, 2.42) 1.17 (0.62, 2.23)
Primary school 45 (46.9%) 51 (53.1%) 1.23 (0.76, 2.01) 0.93 (0.48, 1.76)
Secondary school & above 31 (58.9%) 22 (41,5%) 1.97 (1.07, 3.64) 1.15 (0.46, 2.82)
Occupational status     
Pastoralist 122 (40.8%) 177 (59.2%) 1 1
Merchant 7 (53.9%) 6 (46.2%) 1.69 (0.55, 5.15) 1.58 (0.47, 5.26)
Students 24 (61.5%) 15 (38.5%) 2.32 (1.17, 4.61) 2.31 (1.01, 5.30)
Employees 41 (57.8%) 30 (42.3%) 1.98 (1.17, 3.34) 2.25 (1.05, 4.82)
Knowledge     
Poor 179 ((59.6%) 147 (40.4%) 1 1
Good 243 (64.6%) 81 (35.4%) 8.52 (5.07, 14.32) 9.64 (5.76-16.01)