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Table 7 Factors associated with favourable attitudes among the respondents

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice towards tuberculosis in Gambia: a nation-wide cross-sectional survey

Variable (n = 4309) Unadjusted Adjusted for all the variables
OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Sex
 Female+ 1.00    1.00   
 Male 1.45 1.24–1.70 < 0.001 1.25 1.03–1.53 0.028
Age group
 15 – 34 yrs.+ 1.00    1.00   
 35 – 64 yrs 1.34 1.13–1.58 0.001 1.12 0.91–1.37 0.296
  ≥ 65 yrs 1.14 0.79–1.64 0.479 1.23 0.82–1.85 0.311
Marital status
 Single+ 1.00    1.00   
 Married 1.51 1.28–1.79 < 0.001 1.67 1.34–2.07 < 0.001
 Once married 0.74 0.48–1.16 0.193 0.94 0.56–1.55 0.799
Educational status
 Illiterate+ 1.00    1.00   
 Primary/Incomplete Sec. school 1.21 0.98–1.51 0.075 1.39 1.09–1.77 0.008
 Read English/Arabic 1.19 0.96–1.49 0.114 1.09 0.86–1.39 0.475
 Sec. school & above 2.01 1.61–2.52 < 0.001 2.04 1.57–2.65 < 0.001
Employment status
 Unemployed+ 1.00    1.00   
 Employed 1.66 1.42–1.95 < 0.001 1.30 1.07–1.57 0.008
Residence
 Rural+ 1.00    1.00   
 Urban 1.63 1.00–2.66 0.049 1.48 0.87–2.50 0.144
Knowledge of TB
  Poor+ 1.00    1.00   
 Good 2.65 2.20–3.19 < 0.001 2.21 1.83–2.68 < 0.001
Practice towards TB
 Poor+ 1.00    1.00   
 Good 3.27 2.33–4.59 < 0.001 2.80 1.97–3.97 < 0.001
  1. +This is the reference category