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Table 4 Factors associated with willingness to pay for podoconiosis treatment services

From: Podoconiosis patients’ willingness to pay for treatment services in Northwest Ethiopia: potential for cost recovery

Variable Willing to pay Crude OR Adjusted OR*
   Yes No (95% CI) (95% CI)
Sex Male 175 58 1.33 (0.85,2.08) 0.43 (0.19,0.96)¥
Female 111 59 1 1
Educated No 236 89 0.96 (0.53,1.72) 0.44 (0.23,0.56)
Yes 50 18 1 1
Age in years 18-30 85 31 0.69 (0.35,1.34) 0.36 (0.13,0.51)¥
31-38 56 26 0.54 (0.27,1.09) 0.21 (0.07,0.64)¥
39-50 77 33 0.58 (0.29,1.14) 0.36 (0.16,0.71)¥
51-80 68 17 1 1
Monthly income in Birr 100-180 37 48 0.05 (0.02,0.13) 0.16 (0.05,0.50)¥
181-300 57 35 0.10 (0.04,0.28) 0.42 (0.13,0.74)¥
301-500 97 7 0.88 (0.27,2.87) 0.79 (0.63,0.92)¥
501-2500 79 5 1 1
Believed that podoconiosis is preventable by wearing shoes Yes 249 83 1.95 (1.16,3.44) 4.08 (3.45,5.54)¥
No 37 24 1 1
Paid for treatment during the past month Yes 59 14 1.27 (0.92,3.24) 3.45 (1.27,9.34)¥
No 227 93 1 1
Family possessed a functional radio Yes 97 12 4.06 (2.12,7.77) 4.87 (1.89,12.55)¥
No 189 95 1 1
Family harvested wheat Yes 231 54 4.12 (2.55,6.66) 3.79 (1.77,8.11)¥
No 55 55 1 1
Wearing shoes during the interview Yes 204 54 2.44 (1.55,3.85) 2.44 (1.22,4.9)¥
  No 82 53 1 1
  1. OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval, Ref = reference.
  2. *Adjustment was made for: sex, education, age, monthly income, belief on preventability of podoconiosis, previous history of paying for treatment service, possession of goat, radio, and donkey, wheat harvesting, wearing shoes during interview.
  3. ¥P-value is <0.05.