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Table 2 Final logistic regression of predisposing factors influencing hygiene behaviour among school children in Mereb-Leke district, Tigray Region, Ethiopia March 2013

From: Assessment of factors influencing hygiene behaviour among school children in Mereb-Leke District, Northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic(s) Frequency of hygiene behaviour (n = 528) Crude OR (CI 95%) Adjusted OR (CI 95%)
Positive Negative
Knowledge on water handling     
Yes 236 107 2.33(1.61, 3.36)** 2.24(1.54, 3.26)**
No# 90 95 1  
Knowledge on latrine utilization     
Yes 25 22 0.68(0.37, 1.24) 0.85(0.46, 1.58)
No# 301 180 1  
Knowledge on hand washing     
Yes 106 43 1.78(1.18, 2.68)* 1.70(1.12, 2.57)*
No# 220 159 1  
Awareness for water handling     
Yes 199 79 2.44(1.70, 3.50)** 2.0(1.37, 2.90)**
No# 127 123 1  
Awareness for latrine utilization     
Yes 55 48 0.65(0.42, 1.01) 0.88(0.55, 1.40)
No# 271 154 1  
Awareness for hand washing     
Yes 223 88 2.81(1.95, 4.03)** 2.36(1.62, 3.45)**
No# 103 114 1  
  1. #Reference group, P < 0.05*; P < 0.01**.