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Table 5 Multivariable logistics regression analysis of mothers’ familiarity with and specific knowledge of STH infections and frequency of periodic deworming of preschool children in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, Nigeria, N = 433

From: Perception and attitudinal factors contributing to periodic deworming of preschool children in an urban slum, Nigeria

Knowledge on different STH, transmission, symptoms, and complications of STH infection in preschool children Mothers who periodically deworm
(n = 182)
Mothers who do NOT periodically deworm index child (n = 251) P-value
OR 95% CI  
Are you familiar with soil-transmitted helminthiasis?
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.00 0.00–0.00 0.999
Knowledge of the different STH infections in preschool children.
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.94 0.67–1.32 0.738
Knowledge of the modes of transmission of STH infection in preschool children
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.62 0.48–0.81 0.000
Knowledge of the different symptoms of STH infection in preschool children
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.76 0.57–1.02 0.069
Knowledge of the main complications of STH infections in preschool children.
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.77 0.61–0.98 0.034
How often should a preschool child be dewormed for STH infections?
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.41 0.18–0.90 0.026
Do you know Albendazole is used for periodic deworming of preschool children
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 1.00 0.46–2.11 0.972
Do you know Mebendazole is used for periodic deworming of preschool children
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 0.28 0.09–0.90 0.031
Do you know Pyrantel is used for periodic deworming of preschool children
 – Adjusted OR a Reference 8.03 2.22–29.03 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval
  2. a ORs were adjusted for sociodemographic factors: mothers age, marital status, mothers educational status, mothers occupation, fathers occupation, religion, family monthly income, number of children < 5 years in the family, sex of the index child, source of information on STH and deworming
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