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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women in relation to their serostatus at Felegehiwot Referral Hospital, November 2013 to June 2014

From: Seroprevalence of syphilis and its risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total examined n (%) Serostatus for T. pallidum χ2 (df) p value COR (CI 95%) P-value
Positive n (%) Negative n (%)
Age categories (years)
 < 20 6 (1.5) 0 (0) 6 (100)   1.00  
 20–29 283 (73.6) 7 (2.4) 276 (97.6) 19.53 0.02 (0.00, 0.30) 0.004
 30–39 88 (22.9) 1 (1.1) 87 (98.9) (3) 0.07 (0.01, 0.47) 0.006
 ≥ 40 7 (1.8) 2 (28.5) 5 (71.5) P = 0.000 0.04 (0.00, 54) 0.015
Marital status
 Single 21 (5.5) 3 (14.3) 18 (85.7) 18.92 0.67 (0.54, 8.19) 0.751
 Divorced 5 (1.3) 2 (40) 3 (60) (2) 9.77 (2.26, 2.29) 0.002
 Married 358 (93.2) 5 (1.4) 353 (98.6) P = 0.000 1.00  
Residence
 Urban 340 (88.5) 7 (2.1) 333 (97.9) 3.47 (1) 1.00 0.079
 Rural 44 (11.5) 3 (6.8) 41 (93.2) P = 0.052 3.48 (0.86, 13.98)  
Educational status
 Illiterate 43 (11.2) 4 (9.3) 39 (90.6) 1.11 (3) 1.62 (0.26, 10.09) 0.262
 Read and write 103 (26.8) 3 (2.9) 100 (97.1) P = 0.774 2.78 (0.37, 20.38) 0.379
 High school 116 (30.2) 2 (1.7) 114 (98.3)   1.93 (0.31, 11.99) 0.312
 College and above 122 (31.8) 1 (0.8) 121 (99.1)   1.00  
Occupational status
 Govt. employee 113 (29.4) 1 (0.9) 112 (99.1)   1.00  
 Private 86 (22.3) 3 (3.6) 83 (96.4) 5.91 (3) 0.25 (0.02, 2.41) 0.230
 House wife 165 42.9) 4 (2.4) 161 (97.6) P = 0.116 0.36 (0.04, 3.25) 0.363
 Daily laborer 20 (5.2) 2 (10) 18 (90)   0.08 (0.07, 0.93) 0.044
Family monthly income (Eth Birr)
 < 500 74 (19.3) 3 (4.1) 71 (95.9) 3.29 (2) 0.32 (0.64–1.64) 0.174
 500–1000 88 (22.9) 3 (3.4) 85 (96.6) P = 0.193 0.28 (0.63, 1.13) 0.108
 > 1000 222 (57.8) 4 (1.8) 218 (98.2)   1.00