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Table 5 Results of the binary logistic regression

From: Demographic, socio-economic and other associated risk factors for self-medication behaviour among university students of Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study

ParameterTotal respondentsPrevalence of SM behaviourP valueOdds Ratio95% Confidence Interval for the Odds ratio Number
n%n%
GenderFemale31444.923073.20.081Reference 
Male38655.131681.91.650.92–2.01
Age
(Years)
20–2328040.0218.077.90.001Reference 
24–2638454.9312.081.31.231.05–1.61
> 26365.116.044.40.230.12–0.74
LocalityRural18526.4101.054.60.004Reference 
Semi-Urban29041.4237.081.73.722.60–4.13
Urban22532.1208.092.410.188.20–10.75
Field of studyAgriculture & Food Sciences21230.3190.089.62< 0.001Reference 
Arts10014.341.041.000.080.03–0.68
Biological Sciences11416.3108.094.742.081.46–3.02
Commerce and Management7610.952.068.420.250.13–0.71
Physical and Applied Sciences9213.170.076.090.370.22–0.97
Technology10615.185.080.190.470.27–0.94
Year of studyFirst year14420.684.058.3< 0.001Reference 
Second year17024.3108.063.51.241.06–1.70
Third year18226.0156.085.74.293.05–4.82
Fourth year20429.1198.097.123.5720.88–24.45