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Table 12 Multivariate regression of variables predicting defecation passage preferences at night 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
 Secondary and above 1.580 0.784–3.185 0.201
 None – Primary Ref  
Occupation
 Civil Servant 2.896 1.059–7.919 0.038
 Other (semi-skilled/business) Ref  
Age of index Under five children
 1–2 years 1.385 0.763–2.517 0.284
 3–5 years Ref  
No. of Under five children
 > 2 1.970 0.401–9.680 0.404
 1–2 Ref  
Relationship of caregiver to the under five children
 Mother 1.078 0.495–2.350 0.850
 Others (grandmother/paid carer) Ref  
Location of the household toilet to the residence
 Within the premises 1.630 0.842–3.154 0.147
 Outside the premises Ref  
Knowledge
 Good 3.495 1.802–6.780 0.001
 Poor Ref  
Transport of faeces
 Safe 2.250 1.092–4.640 0.028
 Unsafe Ref  
Disposal of faeces
 Safe 2.316 1.165–4.605 0.017
 Unsafe Ref  
Handwashing process
 Incorrect 1.298 0.649–2.595 0.461
 Correct Ref