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Table 5 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of associated factors with Attitude towards Epilepsy among rural residents in Gedeo zone SNNPR, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 732)

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

Explanatory variables   Attitude COR, (95%CI) AOR, (95%CI)
Unfavorable n(%) Favorable n(%)
Educational status Cannot read and write 118 (16.1) 78 (10.7) 3.36, (1.80, 6.28) 1.77,(0.86, 3.64)
Primary 152 (20.8) 124 (16.9) 2.74, (1.49, 4.99) 1.72,(0.87, 3.40)
Secondary 67 (9.2) 84 (11.5) 1.77, (0.93, 3.37) 1.71,(0.85, 3.42)
Preparatory 23 (3.1) 28 (3.8) 1.83, (0.83, 4.00) 1.40,(0 .60, 3.29)
College and above 18 (2.4) 40 (5.5) Referent Referent
Knowledge about epilepsy Good 238 (32.5) 296 (40.4) Referent Referent
Poor 140 (19.1) 58 (7.9) 3.01 (2.12, 4.26) 1.78 (1.18, 2.69)**
living with epileptic patients Yes 17 (2.3) 32 (4.4) Referent Referent
No 361 (49.3) 322 (44.0) 2.11 (1.15, 3.87) 1.71,(0.90, 3.27)
God punishment for sin Yes 168 (22.9) 106 (14.5) 1.87 (1.38, 2.54) 1.81,(1.28, 2.52)**
No 210 (28.7) 248 (33.9) Referent Referent
Stigma related to epilepsy Yes 199 (27.2) 148 (20.2) 1.55 (1.16, 2.07) 1.54,(1.11, 2.15)*
No 179 (24.5) 206 (28.1) Referent Referent
Age 18–28 128 (17.5) 188 (25.7) Referent Referent
29–39 152 (20.8) 79 (10.8) 2.83 (1.99, 4.02) 2.14,(1.45, 3.16)**
40–50 54 (7.4) 58 (7.9) 1.37 (0.89, 2.11) 1.30 (0.80, 2.11)
> 50 44 (6.0) 29 (4.0) 2.23 (1.33, 3.75) 2.35 (1.34, 4.14)**
Monthly Income (ETB) <1539ETB 300 (41) 238 (32.5) 1.87 (1.34, 2.62) 1.46,(0.99, 2.16)
≥1539ETB 78 (10.7) 116 (15.8) Referent Referent
  1. * = p-value< 0.01, ** = p-value< 0.05
  2. n(%) = frequency and percentage