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Table 5 Participants attitude towards TB patients and its association with 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

VariableAttitude towards TB patientsCOR# (95% CI)AOR¥ (95%CI)
Unacceptable n (%)Acceptable
n (%)
  
All participants1054 (61.3)666 (38.7)  
University
 Haramaya University313 (54.1)266 (45.9)2.05 (1.608, 2.616)1.86 (1.433, 2.421)
 Dire Dawa University338 (59.2)233 (40.8)1.66 (1.301, 2.127)1.42 (1.091, 1.848)
 Jigjiga University403 (70.7)167 (29.3)11
Gender
 Male742 (62.1)452 (37.9)0.89 (0.720, 1.095)NA
 Female312 (59.3)214 (40.7)1 
Age group
 18–20553 (63.1)324 (36.9)0.71 (0.480, 1.044)0.66 (0.433, 1.004)
 21–23437 (60.2)289 (39.8)0.80 (0.539, 1.183)0.82 (0.541, 1.246)
 24+64 (54.7)53 (45.3)11
Region of origin before enrolling in university
 Tigray25 (58.1)18 (41.9)1.98 (0.808, 4.853)2.20 (0.869, 5.540)
 Amhara247 (59.2)170 (40.8)1.89 (0.950, 3.770)2.07 (1.013, 4.242)
 Oromia425 (59.3)292 (40.7)1.89 (0.960, 3.719)1.75 (0.868, 3.534)
 Somali96 (64.0)54 (36.0)1.55 (0.738, 3.242)1.88 (0.863, 4.083)
 SNNP*108 (66.3)55 (33.7)1.40 (0.671, 2.924)1.42 (0.665, 3.049)
 Addis Ababa80 (67.8)38 (32.2)1.31 (0.608, 2.808)1.33 (0.602, 2.915)
 Dire Dawa40 (59.7)27 (40.3)1.86 (0.816, 4.221)1.76 (0.754, 4.111)
 Others33 (73.3)12 (26.7)1 
Type of Residence before enrolling in university
 Urban437 (60.8)282 (39.2)1.04 (0.852, 1.262)NA
 Rural617 (61.6)384 (38.4)1 
Year of student in the university
 Year-1227 (57.2)170 (42.8)1.03 (0.587, 1.807)1.10 (0.615, 1.962)
 Year-2213 (65.1)114 (34.9)0.74 (0.415, 1.305)0.75 (0.414, 1.365)
 Year-3327 (65.5)172 (34.500.72 (0.414, 1.263)0.69 (0.387, 1.235)
 Year-4189 (62.0)116 (38.0)0.84 (0.475, 1.499)0.90 (0.492, 1.659)
 Year-565 (48.1)70 (51.9)1.48 (0.793, 2.766)1.49 (0.777, 2.857)
 Year-633 (57.9)24 (42.1)11
Source of information about TB
 Radio502 (61.0)321 (39.0)0.99 (0.668, 1.455)NA
 Friends98 (54.7)81 (45.3)1.27 (0.798, 2.034)NA
 Health care center262 (65.7)137 (34.3)0.81 (0.531, 1.224)NA
 Television118 (59.9)79 (40.1)1.03 (0.650, 1.638)NA
 Others74 (60.7)48 (39.3)1 
  1. * SNNP: Southern Nations and Nationality People; NA: Not applicable; #COR: Crude Odds Ratio; ¥AOR: Adjusted Odds Ratio
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