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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for mortality in relation to literacy, economic status and household decision making, Butajira, 2003 – 2005

From: Young adult and middle age mortality in Butajira demographic surveillance site, Ethiopia: lifestyle, gender and household economy

Variables Males females
    cases
n (%)
referents
n (%)
adjusted OR
(95%CI)
cases
n (%)
referents
n (%)
adjusted OR
(95%CI)
Literacy urban able to read and write 8 (38) 39 (60) 1.00 7 (39) 21 (38) 1.00
   unable to read and write 13 (62) 26 (40) 1.86 (0.60,5.87) 11 (61) 34 (62) 0.75 (0.27,2.09)
  rural able to read and write 17 (27) 58 (31) 1.00 5 (9) 26 (15) 1.00
   unable to read and write 46 (73) 129 (69) 0.97 (0.53,1.75) 54 (91) 150 (85) 1.20 (0.43,1.35)
Household economic status urban higher 9 (43) 37 (57) 1.00 6 (33) 40 (74) 1.00
   Lower 12 (57) 28 (43) 1.50 (0.50, 4.49) 12 (67) 14 (26) 3.40 (1.24,9.32)*
  rural higher 32 (51) 137 (73) 1.00 35 (59) 144 (82) 1.00
   Lower 31 (49) 50 (27) 1.99 (1.18,3.36)* 24 (41) 32 (18) 1.90 (1.08,3.34)*
Joint household decision making urban stronger 16 (76) 53 (81) 1.00 10 (56) 39 (71) 1.00
   Weaker 5 (24) 12 (19) 1.14 (0.26,5.14) 8 (44) 16 (29) 1.64 (0.60,4.44)
  rural stronger 40 (64) 141 (75) 1.00 31 (53) 135 (76) 1.00
   weaker 23 (36) 46 (25) 1.46 (0.84,2.54) 28 (47) 41 (24) 1.93 (1.11,3.36)*