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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of associated factors for poor. Knowledge towards Epilepsy among rural Gedeo zone residents, 2019

From: Knowledge and attitude towards epilepsy among rural residents in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Explanatory variables Categories Knowledge COR, (95%CI) AOR, (95%CI)
Poor
n(%)
Good
n(%)
Sex Male 111 (15.2) 356 (48.6) Referent Referent
Female 87 (11.9) 178 (24.3) 1.57,(1.12,4.31) 1.02 (0.68, 1.53)
Educational status Cannot read and write 90 (12.3) 106 (14.5) 4.60, (2.15, 9.93) 6.34,(2.66, 15.10)**
Primary 62 (8.5) 214 (29.3) 1.58, (0.73, 3.39) 1.45,(0.63, 3.34)
Secondary 31 (4.2) 120 (16.4) 1.41, (0.62, 3.17) 1.69,(0.71, 4.07)
Preparatory 6 (0.8) 45 (6.2) 0.73, (0.24, 2.20) 0.81,(0.25, 2.66)
College and above 9 (1.2) 49 (6.7) Referent Referent
living with epileptic patients Yes 2 (0.3) 47 (6.4) Referent Referent
No 196 (26.8) 487 (66.5) 9.46 (2.28, 39.3) 11.15,(2.25, 45.80)**
Family history of epilepsy Yes 8 (1.1) 53 (7.2) Referent Referent
No 190 (26.0) 481 (65.7) 2.62 (1.2, 5.61) 1.48, (0.59, 3.70)
Family mental illness Yes 13 (1.8) 63 (8.6) Referent Referent
No 185 (25.3) 471 (64.3) 1.91 (1.02, 3.54) 1.05,(0.52, 2.12)
Stigma related to epilepsy Yes 128 (17.5) 219 (29.9) 2.63 (1.88, 3.7) 1.90,(1.28, 2.80)**
No 70 (9.6) 315 (43.0) Referent Referent
Age 18- < =28 years 62 (8.5) 254 (34.7) 1.54 (0.75,3.17) 2.60,(1.13, 5.94)*
29- < =38 years 108 (14.8) 123 (16.8) 5.53 (2.71, 11.3) 5.94 (2.63, 13.42)**
39- < =50 years 18 (2.5) 94 (12.8) 1.21 (0.52, 2.78) 1.22 (0.49, 3.03)
> 50 years 10 (1.4) 63 (8.6) Referent Referent
Attitude Unfavorable 140 (19.1) 238 (32.5) 3.02 (2.12, 4.26) 2.32,(1.56, 3.44)**
favorable 58 (7.9) 296 (40.4) Referent Referent
  1. *significant variable (p-value < 0.01), ** statistically significant variables (p-value < 0.05)
  2. n(%) = frequency and percentage