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Table 3 Factors associated with knowledge regarding immunization

From: Brief report: Parental attitudes and knowledge on routine childhood immunization: an experience from Central Sri Lanka

Parameter Average or above average score
n, % or mean (SD)
Below average score
n, % or mean (SD)
OR (95% CI)/P
Age 29.2 (5.0) 30.4 (5.9) 0.16
Sex
 Female 69 (57.5%) 51 (42.5%) 3.4 (1.2–9.3)
 Male 6 (28.6%) 15 (71.4%)  
Ethnicity
 Sinhala 55 (52.9%) 49 (47.1%) OR not calculated
P for Fisher’s Exact test—0.314
 Moor 18 (60.0%) 12 (40.0%)
 Tamil 2 (28.6%) 5 (71.4%)
Level of education
 O/L or below 27 (40.3%) 40 (59.7%) 2.7 (1.4–5.4)
 A/L or above 48 (64.0%) 26 (39.4%)
Employment status of parent
 Employed 20 (48.8%) 21 (51.2%) 1.3 (0.6–2.7)
 Unemployed 55 (55.0%) 45 (45.0%)
No of children
 One 29 (50%) 29 (50%) 0.8 (0.4–1.6)
 More than one 46 (55.4%) 37 (56.1%)
Monthly income (Rs)a
 < 25,000 13 (43.3%) 17 (56.7%) OR not calculated
P for Fisher’s exact test—0.25
 25,000–50,000 37 (52.1%) 34 (47.9%)
 > 50,000 23 (63.9%) 13 (36.1%)
  1. aDenominator 137