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Table 3 Factors associated with PTB preventive practices among bus users at Addis Ababa, 2012

From: Pulmonary tuberculosis preventive practices among Anibessa Bus users at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Category PTB preventive practice COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Good Poor
Educational status Unable to read and write 17 42 1 1
Able to read and write 3 32 0.23 (0.06, 0.86) 0.21 (0.08, 1.31)
Primary school 30 51 1.45 (0.71, 2.99) 1.37 (0.59, 3.87)
Secondary school 64 24 6.59 (3.16, 13.71) 4.63 (2.62, 11.17)*
College and above 92 53 4.29 (2.22, 8.27) 2.86 (1.13, 7.73)*
Residence Out of AA 97 129 1 1
AA 109 73 1.99 (1.34, 2.95) 2.51 (1.61, 5.21)*
Sex Male 140 139 1 1
Female 66 63 1.04 (0.69,1.58) 1.18 (0.87,2.68)
Age in years 18–25 94 106 1 1
26–35 67 60 1.26 (0.81,1.97) 1.15 (0.69,1.68)
≥ 36 45 36 1.41 (0.84,2.37) 1.04 (0.57,1.91)
Marital status Unmarried 119 128 1 1
Married 87 74 1.26 (0.85,1.88) 1.01 (0.61,1.65)
Knowledge about PTB Not knowledgeable 72 121 1 1
Knowledgeable 134 81 2.78 (2.12,3.84) 4.12 (3.14,5.70)*
Attitude towards PTB prevention Unfavorable 127 135 1 1
Favorable 79 67 1.25 (0.83,1.88) 1.36 (0.89,2.10)
Using mass media No 28 42 1 1
Yes 178 160 1.67 (1.17, 3.19) 2.14 (1.78, 4.27)*
  1. * Significant at p-value < 0.05