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Table 3 Distribution of odds ratio in relation to different contributing factors (multivariate analysis)

From: Effectiveness of different methods of health education: A comparative assessment in a scientific conference

Covariates Choice of Main/ Sectional Programme (Sectional better) Assessment of Main Programme Symposium better Assessment of Main Prog. Symposium (Specific topic better) Assessment of Main Prog. Lecture (Specific topic better) Assessment of Sectional Prog. (Symposium better) Assessment of Exhibition (Exhibit better)
Age NS NS p < 0.001, Reg. Co-eff. = 0.1842 p < 0.001, Reg. Co-eff. = 0.1641 NS NS
Higher Qualification 9.1 (1.20–17.01) 40.62 (14.12 – 67.12) 1.57
NS
0.67
NS
3.71
NS
0.65
NS
Medical Background 0.1
NS
0.06
NS
0.32
NS
___ 2.82
NS
19.75 (10.34 – 29.16)
Absence of Noise, Congestion, Invisibility 3.46 (1.09–5.82) 0.02
NS
0.51
NS
0.47
NS
0.57
NS
7.78 (2.36 – 13.21)
Coherence of the Speakers in Symposium NA 105.79 (95.91–115.68) NA NA 308.77 (301.39 – 316.14) NA
  1. NS = Non Significant, NA = Not Applicable, Figures within parenthesis indicate 95% Confidence Interval.
  2. Covariates like higher designation, attending alone, problem of understanding English and urban background did not show any significant impact on the choices of the study subjects. Choices like lecture in main programme better, exhibition in main programme better and lecture in sectional programme better were independent of all the covariates.