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Table 4 Association between demographic characteristics and knowledge level

From: Assessing the level of knowledge and available sources of information about hepatitis C infection among HCV-infected Egyptians

Background characteristics Total (n) Knowledge group %(n) OR (95% CI)
Low knowledge High Knowledge
Age group <  50 years 74 58.1(43) 41.9(31) 1.65(.0.93,2.96)
>  50 years 125 45.6(57) 54.4(68) 1
Marital status Single 15 27.0(4) 73.3(11) 0.35(0.11,5.16)
Widow/Divorced 41 58.5(24) 41.5(17) 1.37(0.68,2.77)
Married 140 50.7(71) 49.3(69) 1
Education level Others 154 54.5(84) 45.5(70) 2.1(1.05,4.19)
College 44 36.4(16) 63.6(28) 1
Gender Female 86 57.0(49) 43.0(37) 1.61(0.91,2.83)
Male 113 45.1(51) 54.9(62) 1
Employment status Unemployed 118 54.2(64) 45.8(54) 1.41(0.78,2.58)
Employee 68 45.6(31) 54.4(37) 1
Duration of HCV infection I don’t know 20 65.0(13) 35.0(7) 3.16 (1.16,8.63)
<  1 year 39 66.7(26) 33.3(13) 3.41 (1.50,7.72)
1–5 years 66 50.0(33) 50.0(33) 1.70 (0.86,3.35)
>  5 years 73 37.0(27) 63.0(46) 1
Frequency of visiting the physician Only when feel sick 56 37.5(21) 62.5(35) 0.50 (0.26,0.98)
Scheduled visit (1–6) months 123 58.3(67) 41.7(56) 1