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Table 5 Predictors of waste management practice (multiple logistic regression)

From: Correlates of domestic waste management and related health outcomes in Sunyani, Ghana: a protocol towards enhancing policy

Determinants Waste management practice
  Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% CI
Gender
 Male Ref   
 Female .479** .287 .799#*
Age
 Below 30 years Ref   
 Age 31–40 .808* .284 2.299
 Age 41–50 1.175 .426 3.243
 Age 51–60 .793 .302 2.080
 Above age 60 1.094 .400 2.988
Household Size
 1–3 Ref   
 4–6 .262* .090 .767#*
 7+ .345 .122 .977#*
Type of waste generated in households
 Organic waste Ref   
 Inorganic waste .577** .270 1.233
 Organic and in organic waste .269 .125 .577#*
Type of receptacle used in the house
 In-door open dumping Ref   
 Out-door open dumping 1.179** .599 2.318
 Open container 1.338 .710 2.522
Amount of waste generated in households
 0.001 t Ref   
 0.002 t 1.326** .349 5.031
 0.003 t .767 .208 2.821
 0.004 t 1.529 .390 6.000
Practice of recycling
 Yes Ref   
 No .030** .015 .077#*
Persons responsible for solid waste
 Individuals Ref   
 The municipal assembly .539** .224 1.296
 Private agencies .166 .062 .449#*
 Not available 1.413 .211 9.454
Rating charges for waste collection
 Expensive Ref   
 Moderate 1.508* .452 5.033
 No charges 1.317 .410 4.230
Frequency of people reporting sick in the municipality
 Often Ref   
 Not at all .700* .411 1.193
Common diseases occurring in the community
 Malaria Ref   
 Diarrhoea 1.788** .843 3.790
 Cholera 3.222 1.325 7.835#*
 Typhoid 1.563 .661 3.694
 Other diseases .209 .044 .988#*
Type of refuse dump in the Municipality
 Surface dump at the outskirts of town Ref   
 Community container .328** .137 .787#*
 No dumping site .471 .163 1.358
Frequency of visiting dump sites
 Daily Ref   
 Weekly .757** .075 7.599
 When container is full .714 .076 6.736
 Monthly .596 .050 7.112
Distance to dumpsites
 Too far(above 250 m) Ref   
 Far(200-250 m) .449** .202 .995#*
 Close(100-149 m) .383 .214 .686#*
  1. 95% CI: Confidence interval, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.001, ref: Reference, #*significant CI