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Table 3 Tuberculosis knowledge and its association with participants’ demography among university students, eastern Ethiopia

From: Tuberculosis knowledge and attitude among non-health science university students needs attention: a cross-sectional study in three Ethiopian universities

VariableKnowledgeCOR# (95% CI)AOR¥ (95%CI)
Poor
n (%)
Good
n (%)
  
All participants1106 (64.3)614 (35.7)  
University
 Haramaya University360(62.2)219 (37.8)1.62 (1.263, 2.079)1.59 (1.204, 2.093)
 Dire Dawa University331 (58%)240 (42.0)1.94 (1.511, 2.483)2.07 (1.570, 2.717)
 Jigjiga University415 (72.8)155 (27.2)1 
Gender
 Male769 (64.4)425 (35.6)0.99 (0.796, 1.220)NA
 Female337 (64.1)189 (35.9)1 
Age group
 18–20598 (68.2)279 (31.8)0.70 (0.468, 1.032)NA
 21–23438 (60.3)288 (39.7)0.98 (0.658, 1.459)NA
 24+70 (59.8)47 (40.2)1 
Region of origin before enrolling in university
 Tigray23 (53.5)20 (46.5)1.58 (0.670, 3.707)2.39 (0.570, 10.02)
 Amhara266 (63.8)151 (36.2)1.03 (0.541, 1.956)1.77 (0.474, 6.582)
 Oromia460 (64.2)257 (35.8)1.01(0.540, 1.900)1.69 (0.456, 6.266)
 Somali115 (76.7)35 (23.3)0.55 (0.269, 1.131)1.11(0.284, 4.337)
 SNNP*109(66.9)54 (33.1)0.90 (0.449, 1.794)1.47 (0.384, 5.652)
 Addis Ababa68 (57.6)50 (42.4)1.33 (0.654, 2.714)2.21 (0.571, 8.542)
 Dire Dawa36 (53.7)31 (46.3)1.56 (0.718, 3.393)2.72 (0.676, 10.92)
 Others29 (64.4)16 (35.6)11
Type of Residence before enrolling in university
 Urban430 (59.8)289 (40.2)1.40 (1.145, 1.706)1.47 (1.191, 1.824)
 Rural676 (67.5)325 (32.5)11
Year of student in the university
 Year-1275 (69.3)122 (30.7)11
 Year-2220 (67.3)107 (32.7)1.10 (0.801, 1.501)1.07 (0.760, 1.509)
 Year-3336 (67.3)163 (32.7)1.10 (0.823, 1.452)1.06 (0.777, 1.450)
 Year-4175 (57.4)130 (42.6)1.67 (1.226, 2.286)1.77 (1.233, 2.537)
 Year-576 (56.3)59 (43.7)1.75 (1.171, 2.614)1.63 (1.062, 2.497)
 Year-624 (42.1)33 (57.9)3.10 (1.76, 5.466)3.41 (1.894, 6.143)
Source of information about TB
 Radio489 (59.4)334 (40.6)1.45 (0.969, 2.180)1.49 (0.971, 2.286)
 Friends121 (67.6)58 (32.4)1.02 (0.623, 1.670)1.08 (0.642, 1.822)
 Health care center277 (69.4)122 (30.6)0.94 (0.606, 1.450)1.02 (0.646, 1.618)
 Television136 (69.0)61 (31.0)0.96 (0.587, 1.552)0.98 (0.584, 1.656)
 Others83 (68.0)39 (32.0)1 
  1. * SNNP: Southern Nations and Nationality People; NA: Not applicable; #COR: Crude Odds Ratio; ¥AOR: Adjusted Odds Ratio
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