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Table 11 Multivariate regression of variables predicting defecation passage preferences during the day for under five children by their caregivers

From: The management of the faeces passed by under five children: an exploratory, cross-sectional research in an urban community in Southwest Nigeria

Factor Odd ratio (OR) 95% confidence interval (CI) P-value
Education
 None - Primary 1.920 0.793–4.646 0.148
 Secondary and above Ref  
Occupation
 Civil Servant 3.105 1.050–9.181 0.041
 Other (semi-skilled/business) Ref  
Age of index Under five children
3–5 years 5.922 2.422–14.476 0.001
1–2 years Ref  
No. of Under five children
 > 2 4.774 0.329–69.215 0.252
 1–2 Ref  
Relationship of caregiver to the under-5 children
 Mother 1.568 0.545–4.509 0.404
 Others (grandmother/paid carer) Ref  
Location of the household toilet to the residence
 Outside the premises 1.954 0.819–4.660 0.131
 Within the premises Ref  
Knowledge
 Poor 2.326 0.993–5.446 0.052
 Good Ref  
Transport of faeces
 Unsafe 7.804 3.222–18.899 0.001
 Safe Ref  
Disposal of faeces
 Unsafe 2.593 1.126–5.969 0.025
 Safe Ref  
Handwashing process
 Incorrect 1.504 0.587–3.851 0.395
 Correct Ref