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Table 2 Factors associated with truancy among pupils in grades 7-10 in Zambia, 2004

From: Prevalence and correlates for school truancy among pupils in grades 7-10: results from the 2004 Zambia Global School-based Health Survey

Factor OR* (95%CI**) AOR*** (95%CI)
Age
   < 14 0.90 (0.88, 0.91) 0.67 (0.65, 0.68)
   14 1.15 (1.13, 1.16) 1.08 (1.05, 1.11)
   15 1.04 (1.03, 1.06) 1.12 (1.09, 1.15)
   16 + 1 1
Sex
   Male 1.00 (0.99, 1.00) 1.16 (1.14, 1.18)
   Female 1 1
Grade
   7 1.21 (1.19, 1.22) 1.41 (1.38, 1.44)
   8 1.03 (1.02, 1.04) 0.92 (0.90, 0.94)
   9 or 10 1 1
Hungry
   Yes 1.17 (1.16, 1.18) -
   No 1  
Peers kind and helpful
   Yes 1.02 (1.01, 1.03) 1.12 (1.10, 1.14)
   No 1 1
Parents checked homework
   Yes 1.00 (0.99, 1.01) 0.91 (0.89, 0.92)
   No 1 1
Parental supervision
   Yes 0.95 (0.94, 0.96) 0.94 (0.92, 0.95)
   No 1 1
Bullied
   Yes 1.82 (1.80, 1.84) 1.34 (1.32, 1.36)
   No 1 1
Current alcohol drinking
   Yes 2.52 (2.49, 2.54) 2.19 (2.16, 2.23)
   No 1 1
  1. OR* Unadjusted odds ratio; CI** Confidence Interval; AOR*** Adjusted odds ratio for all the significant factors in a multivariate analysis