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Table 4 Multiple logistic regression analysis of factors that associate with personal hygiene attitude

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Hong Kong population towards human A/H7N9 influenza pandemic preparedness, China, 2014

Characteristics aPersonal hygiene attitude bCOR (95 % CI) cAOR (95 % CI)
Inactive N (%) Active N (%)
Gender
Male 105(22.8) 356(77.2) 1 1
Female 90(16.1) 469(83.9) 1.54(1.12, 2.10) 1.51(1.08, 2.10)
Age
15-24 20(14.0) 123(86.0) 1  
25-49 62(17.8) 286 (82.2) 0.75(0.43, 1.30)  
50-64 80(22.0) 283(78.0) 0.58(0.34, 0.98)  
65 33(19.9) 133(80.1) 0.66(0.36, 1.20)  
Occupation
White collar 74(18.0) 337(82.0) 1 1
Blue collar 28(29.2) 68(70.8) 0.53(0.32, 0.89) 0.55(0.33, 0.92)
Housewife, retired or Unemployed 73(18.6) 320(81.4) 0.96(0.67, 1.38) 0.88(0.61, 1.27)
Student 16(15.1) 90(84.9) 1.24(0.69, 2.22) 1.22(0.67, 2.20)
Anxiety score
Very low (STAI < 1.5) 61(22.0) 216(78.0) 1 1
Low (STAI 1.50-1.99 67(23.5) 218(76.5) 0.92(0.62, 1.36) 0.87(0.58, 1.30)
Medium (STAI 2.00-2.49) 39(14.4) 232(85.6) 1.68(1.08, 2.62) 1.64(1.04, 2.58)
High (STAI >2.49) 26(14.4) 155(85.6) 1.68(1.02, 2.78) 1.63(0.98, 2.72)
Believed Hong Kong is susceptible to infectious diseases outbreaks
No 108(22.0) 383(78.0) 1  
Yes 87(16.5) 440(83.5) 1.43(1.04, 1.95)  
Believed that the spread cannot be prevented at household and individual level
Not enough 112(21.9) 399(78.1) 1  
enough 83(16.4) 424(73.6) 1.43(1.05, 1.97)  
  1. aActive personal hygiene attitude was defined by practicing 6 or more of the following 9 personal hygiene measures, including wash more hands, wash hands with soap, do not share utensils, wear mask when sick, bring own utensils during meals, avoid going to public places and avoid using public transport, avoid contacting with live poultry, avoid eating poultry and avoid going to places that had H7N9 confirmed cases
  2. bCOR, crude odd ratio in the univariate analysis
  3. cAOR, Adjusted odd ratio in the multivariable analysis