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Table 5 Multiple logistic regression of factors influencing knowledge on causes of diarrhea–respondents with comprehensive knowledge (R 2= 0.445)

From: Prevalence, one week incidence and knowledge on causes of diarrhea: household survey of under-fives and adults in Mkuranga district, Tanzania

Variable* OR (95% CI)
Sex:  
Male 1.99 (1.25 – 3.16)
Female 1
Wealth index  
1st poorest quintile 1.82 (1.08 – 3.06)
2nd poor quintile 1.07 (0.59 – 1.98)
3rd poor quintile 0.89 (0.51 – 1.58)
4th least poor quintile 1
Reported hand-washing practice  
Poor 0.11 (0.66 – 0.18)
Good 1
Water, hygiene and sanitation education (WASH)  
No education 0.30 (1.8 – 0.49)
Some education 1
  1. *Controlled for literacy, number of under-fives in the household, villages and sanitation.