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Table 2 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression output showing that factors associated with knowledge of iodized salt among women at reproductive age, in Yeka Sub-city Addis Ababa, March 2015

From: Knowledge and practice of iodized salt utilization among reproductive women in Addis Ababa City

Variables Knowledge Crude Odds Ratio with 95% CI Adjusted Odds Ratio with 95% CI
Good Poor
Respondents educational status
 Unable to read and write 33 (67.3) 16 (32.7) 1 1
 Read and write 19 (82.6) 4 (17.4) 2.30 (0.67,7.90) 2.44 (0.68,8.68)
 Primary education 84 (61.3) 53 (38.7) 0.77 (0.39,1.53) 0.76 (0.37,1.55)
 Secondary education 128 (82.1) 28 (17.9) 2.22 (1.08,4.57) 2.02 (0.92,4.44)
 Degree and above 164 (89.1) 20 (10.9) 3.98 (1.87,8.47) 2.72 (1.05,7.03)
Occupations of the respondents
 Government employee 69 (87.3) 10 (12.7) 1.08 (0.34,3.41) 1.21 (0.35,4.13)
 Private employee 87 (86.1) 14 (13.9) 0.97 (0.32,2.91) 1.64 (0.51,5.27)
 Own business 101 (73.2) 37 (26.8) 0.43 (0.16,1.18) 1.02 (0.33,3.14)
 House wife 88 (68.8) 40 (31.2) 0.34 (0.13,0.95) 0.97 (0.30,3.06)
 Unemployed 27 (77.1) 8 (22.9) 0.53 (0.15,1.80) 1.01 (0.47,2.10)
 Daily laborer 24 (77.4) 7 (22.6) 0.54 (0.15,1.90) 1.19 (0.32.4.51)
 Others 32 (86.5) 5 (13.5) 1 1
Household monthly income
 < 1500 98 (70.5) 41 (29.5) 1 1
 1500–2800 100 (71.9) 39 (28.1) 1.07 (0.64,1.80) 0.85 (0.48,1.49)
 2801–5000 131 (79.9) 33 (20.1) 1.67 (0.98,2.82) 0.97 (0.54,1.83)
 > 5000 99 (92.5) 8 (7.5) 5.18 (2.31,11.61) 2.97 (1.20,7.37)*
Marital status
 Not married 164 (80) 41 (20) 1 1
 Married 264 (76.7) 80 (23.3) 2.59 (0.81,8.32) 0.86 (0.53,1.40)
Media exposure
 Poor 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7) 1 1
 Good 421 (78.4) 116 (21.6) 1.21 (0.79,1.85) 1.15 (0.33,3.94)
  1. * Indicate significant at p value less than 0.05 in multivariable logistic analysis