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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression output showing that factors associated with practice 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 Practice Crude Odds Ratio with 95% CI Adjusted Odds Ratio with 95% CI
Good Poor
Respondents educational status
 Unable to read and write 19 (38.8) 30 (61.2) 1 1
 Read and write 12 (52.2) 11 (47.8) 0.04 (0.02,0.11) 1.18 (0.38,3.64)
 Primary education 86 (62.8) 51 (37.2) 0.08 (0.03,0.22) 2.06 (0.98,4.32)
 Secondary education 131 (84) 25 (16) 0.12 (0.05,0.25) 2.10 (1.24,5.6)
 Technical/vocational 40 (90.9) 4 (9.1) 0.36 (0.16,0.80) 2.14 (1.55,5.43)
 Degree and above 101 (93.6) 9 (6.4) 0.69 (0.20,2.35) 2.45 (2.10, 6.43)*
Occupations of the respondents
 Government employee 75 (94.9) 4 (5.1) 2.93 (0.74,11.63) 2.85 (0.64,12.76)
 Private employee 83 (82.2) 18 (17.8) 0.72 (0.25,2.10) 1.07 (0.32,3.57)
 Own business 98 (71) 40 (29) 0.35 (0.14,1.05) 1.08 (0.31,3.51)
 House wife 95 (74.2) 33 (25.8) 0.45 (0.16,1.25) 1.41 (0.41,4.79)
 Unemployed 31 (88.6) 4 (11.4) 1.21 (0.30,4.93) 3.53 (0.75,16.07)
 Daily laborer 5 (16.1) 26 (83.9) 0.03 (0.08,0.12) 0.56 (0.25,1.51)
 Others 32 (86.5) 5 (13.5) 1  
Household monthly income
 < 1500 84 (60.4) 55 (39.6) 1 1
 1500–2800 94 (67.6) 45 (32.4) 1.37 (0.84,2.24) 0.98 (0.50,1.60)
 2801–5000 138 (84.1) 26 (15.9) 3.48 (2.03,5.96) 1.69 (0.87,3.27)
 > 5000 103 (96.3) 4 (3.7) 2.57 (1.50,7.23) 3.66 (1.78,8.03)*
Marital status
 Not married 146 (71.2) 59 (28.8) 1 1
 Married 273 (79.4) 71 (20.6) 1.55 (1.04,2.32) 1.30 (0.77,2.18)
Media exposure
 Poor 5 (41.7) 7 (58.3) 1 1
 Good 414 (77.1) 123 (22.9) 4.71 (1.47,15.11) 1.52 (0.44,5.27)
Knowledge
 Poor 81 (66.9) 40 (33.1) 1 1
 Good 338 (79) 90 (21) 1.86 (1.19,2.890) 1.27 (0.75,2.14)
  1. * Indicate significant at p value less than 0.05 in multivariable logistic analysis