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Table 3 Bi-variable and multivariable logistic regression of variables associated with BSE among women attending public health facilities of Adwa town, Northern Ethiopia, 2017

From: Breast self-examination practice and associated factors among women aged 20–70 years attending public health institutions of Adwa town, North Ethiopia

Variable BSE practice COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes (%) No (%)
Educational status
 Secondary education and below 9 (3.66) 237 (96.34) 1 1
 Diploma and above 17 (11.8) 137 (88.2) 0.31 (0.133–0.71) 0.68 (0.26–1.81)
Employment status
 Self employed 5 (3.73) 129 (96.24) 1 1
 Government employed 14 (14.89) 80 (85.11) 0.22 (0.077–0.638) 0.22 (0.071–0.683)*
 NGO employed 6 (9.68) 56 (90.32) 0.362 (0.106–1.24) 0.284 (0.077–1.05)
 Unemployed 1 (0.9) 109 (99.1) 4.22 (0.486–36.71) 1.68 (0.173–16.42)
Knowledge on BSE
 Knowledgeable 6 (2.7) 216 (97.3) 4.56 (1.79–11.61) 1.801 (0.633–5.12)
 Not knowledgeable 20 (11.2) 158 (88.8) 1 1
Perceived susceptibility
 Good 8 (3.8) 204 (96.2) 2.7 (1.146–6.364) 3.79 (1.473–9.74)*
 Low 18 (9.57) 170 (90.43) 1 1
Perceived confidence
 Good 6 242 6.11 (2.39–15.59) 5.32 (1.89–14.95)*
 Low 20 132 1 1
  1. * Significant at p-value < 0.05