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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of factors associated with MDI techniques among patients with Asthma (n = 206)

From: Status of metered dose inhaler technique among patients with asthma and its effect on asthma control in Northwest Ethiopia

Variable MDI technique COR (CI: p value) AOR (CI: p value) p-value
Proper, n (%) Improper, n (%)
Marital status
 Single 6 (25) 18 (75) 2.43 (0.75–7.92) 2.29 (0.63–8.3) 0.21
 Married 33 (25.4) 97 (74.6) 2.39 (1.04–5.49) 1.9 (0.79–4.66) 0.15
 Divorced 7 (30.4) 16 (69.6) 1.86 (0.59–5.87) 1.89 (0.55–6.48) 0.31
 Widowed 13 (44.8) 16 (55.2) 1   
Health education on MDI use
 Yes 57 (31.8) 122 (68.2) 1   
 No 2 (7.4) 25 (92.6) 5.84 (1.34–25.5) 4.96 (1.08–22.89) 0.04
Asthma control status
 Controlled 30 (49.2) 31 (50.8) 1   
 Uncontrolled 29 (20) 116 (80) 3.87 (2.03–7.39) 3.67 (1.85–7.23) 0.001
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, COR crude odds ratio, 1 referent