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Table 2 Bivariate regression analysis of risk factors association with hepatitis virus infection among military patients at Bahir Dar armed force general hospital, 2015

From: Prevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses infection among military personnel at Bahir Dar Armed Forces General Hospital, Ethiopia

Variables Viral hepatitis COR (95 % CI) P value
Positive
n
Negative
n
Sex
 Female 2 39 1  
 Male 16 346 0.902 (0.20–4.10) 0.89
Age
 20–29 3 157 1  
 30–39 6 166 1.89 (0.47–7.69)  
 ≥40 9 62 7.59 (1.99–28.99) 0.003
Current residence
 Urban 13 306 1  
 Rural 5 79 1.49 (0.52–4.30) 0.461
Educational status
 Up to 12 12 197 1  
 College and above 6 188 0.52 (0.19–1.42) 0.205
Religion
 Orthodox 15 310 1  
 Muslim + others 3 75 0.83 (0.23–2.93) 0.768
Marital status
 Single 5 183 1  
 Married 13 202 2.35 (0.82–6.74) 0.11
Work experience
 <10 5 173 1  
 10–20 11 173 2.20 (0.75–6.46) 0.152
 >20 2 39 1.77 (0.33–9.49) 0.503
Hospitalization
 No 11 257 1  
 Yes 7 128 1.28 (0.48–3.37) 0.621
Tattooing
 No 13 321 1  
 Yes 5 64 1.93 (0.67–5.60) 0.227
Dental extraction
 No 11 276 1  
 Yes 7 109 1.61(0.61–4.26) 0.337
Surgical history  
 No 14 350 1  
 Yes 4 35 2.86 (0.89–9.15) 0.077
Number of sexual partner
 0 2 89 1  
 1 14 284 2.19 (0.49–9.84) 0.305
 2 2 12 7.41 (0 .95–57.64) 0.055
Family history of liver disease
 No 16 369 1  
 Yes 2 16 2.88 (0.61–13.62) 0.181
Ear piercing
 No 15 326 1  
 Yes 3 59 0.91 (.25–3.22) 0.877
Nose piercing
 No 16 376 1  
 Yes 2 8 5.85 (1.15–29.9) 0.033
STI
 No 15 368 1  
 Yes 3 17 4.33 (1.14–16.39) 0.031
War related injury
 No 15 326 1  
 Yes 3 59 0.91 (.25–3.22) 0.877
  1. 0 no sexual partner, 1 one sexual partner, ≥2 sexual partner two and above
  2. COR crude odds ratio, CI confidence interval, STI sexually transmitted infection