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Table 6 Multiple logistic regression models for predictors of adequate knowledge of risk factors and warning signs for CVDs among young and middle-aged adults in rural Morogoro, Tanzania (N = 3000)

From: Public knowledge of risk factors and warning signs for cardiovascular disease among young and middle-aged adults in rural Tanzania

Variable Knowledge of risk factors Knowledge of warning signs
AOR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Age (years)
 25–34 Reference   Reference  
 35–44 1.17 (0.96–1.42)   1.22 (1.01–1.49)  
 45–54 1.07 (0.85–1.33) 0.087 1.45 (1.16–1.80) 0.003
 55–64 0.85 (0.66–1.09)   0.98 (0.76–1.26)  
Gender
 Male Reference   Reference  
 Female 0.69 (0.57–0.84) < 0.001 0.92 (0.77–1.12) 0.421
Marital status
 Never married Reference   Reference  
 Married 1.19 (0.94–1.50) 0.079 1.16 (0.92–1.46) 0.145
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed 0.96 (0.72–1.29)   0.96 (0.72–1.29)  
Education level
 No formal education Reference   Reference  
 Primary education 1.45 (1.23–1.87)   1.74 (1.35–2.24)  
 Secondary education 2.10 (1.42–3.10) 0.002 2.32 (1.59–3.39) < 0.001
 College/University 2.22 (0.92–5.39)   2.67 (1.13–6.30)  
District of residence
 Kilombero Reference   Reference  
 Ulanga 1.28 (1.10–1.50) 0.002 1.17 (1.00–1.37) 0.045
Occupation
 Farmer Reference   Reference  
 House wife 1.23 (0.75–2.01)   1.04 (0.64–1.67)  
 Employed 0.92 (0.34–2.45) 0.519 1.03 (0.40–2.65) 0.170
 Business 1.51 (0.89–2.58)   2.00 (1.16–3.45)  
 Other 0.85 (0.42–1.69)   0.88 (0.44–1.75)  
Ever checked BP
 Yes Reference   Reference  
 No 0.55 (0.47–0.66) < 0.001 0.51 (0.43–0.60) < 0.001
Ever checked DM
 Yes Reference   Reference  
 No 0.59 (0.44–0.78) < 0.001 0.48 (0.36–0.64) < 0.001
Overweight/obese
 No Reference   Reference  
 Yes 1.29 (1.10–1.52) 0.002 1.18 (1.00–1.38) 0.042