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Table 3 Factors associated with having good level knowledge about DM and positive practice towards DM of study participants in Kemisse and Kombolcha, Northeast Ethiopia, 2014

From: Knowledge and practice on prevention of diabetes mellitus among Diabetes mellitus family members, in suburban cities in Ethiopia

Variables Good knowledge (%) COR with (95% CI) AOR with (95% CI) Good practice (%) COR with (95% CI) AOR with (95% CI)
Address
 Kemisse 106 (46.7) 1 1 95 (55.2) 1 1
 Kombolcha 121 (53.3) 0.75 (0.48–1.18) 1.11 (0.61–2.03) 77 (44.8) 1.77 (1.15–2.72)* 2.33 (1.31–4.12)*
Sex
 Male 159 (70.0) 0.73 (0.46–1.16) 0.81 (0.45–1.48) 109 (63.4) 1.53 (0.97–2.43) 1.11(0.63–1.98)
 Female 68 (30.0) 1 1 63 (36.6) 1 1
Age
 18–25 74 (32.6) 1 1 56 (32.6) 1 1
 26–35 84 (37.0) 1.15 (0.65–2.02) 0.92 (0.49–1.71) 64 (37.2) 0.47 (0.21–1.06) 0.86 (0.47–1.56)
 36–45 35 (15.4) 1.19 (0.58–2.46) 0.78 (0.35–1.73) 23 (13.4) 0.52 (0.23–1.15) 1.04 (0.49–2.20)
 46–55 19 (8.4) 1.69 (0.74–3.84) 1.12 (0.44–2.89) 17 (9.9) 0.72 (0.29–1.77) 0.64 (0.25–1.65)
 ≥ 56 15 (6.6) 3.29 (1.49–7.27)* 1.33 (0.51–3.42) 12 (7.0) 0.47 (0.17–1.28) 1.36 (0.51–3.60)
Educational status
 Illiterate 16 (7.2) 4.48 (1.94–10.42)** 3.41 (1.31–8.91)* 15 (8.9) 2.15 (0.95–4.87) 2.22 (0.84–5.89)
 Grade 1–6 36 (16.1) 1.85 (0.86–3.99) 1.27 (0.55–2.98) 28 (16.7) 1.32 (0.64–2.74) 1.04 (0.45–2.41)
 Grade 7–12 130 (58.3) 0.91 (0.47–1.77) 0.85 (0.42–1.72) 94 (56.0) 1.03 (0.56–1.87) 0.89 (0.46–1.72)
 Higher education 41 (18.4) 1 1 31 (18.5) 1 1
DM family history
 Yes 123 (54.7) 1 1 105 (61.4) 1 1
 No 102 (45.3) 3.02 (1.87–4.86)** 2.94 (1.72–5.02)** 66 (38.6) 3.62 (2.31–5.68)** 3.38 (2.05–5.58)**
  1. 1: reference group
  2. Multivariate logistic regression adjusted for address, sex, age, educational status, and DM family history
  3. Statistically significant (* p ≤ 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.01)