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Table 3 Associated factors of pediculosis capitis in regression of bivariate and multivariate analysis among school-aged children in Woreta town, 2018 (n = 402)

From: Prevalence of pediculosis capitis and associated factors among schoolchildren in Woreta town, northwest Ethiopia

VariablesCategoriesPediculosisCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
YesNo
SexMale1028411
Female162542.47 (1.62, 3.77)3.29 (1.94–5.59)***
Age in years5 to 860251.77 (0.94,0.34)2.19 (0.96, 5.01)
9 to 11154761.49 (0.90, 2.49)2.04 (1.07, 3.87)*
≥ 12503711
Mothers educationIlliterate136355.05 (2.76, 9.24)3.57 (1.74, 7.33)***
Elementary98641.99 (1.13, 3.52)1.68 (0.863.28)
Secondary and above303911
Sharing hair combShare153344.2 (2.67, 6.67)2.72 (1.58, 4.69)***
No share11110411.00
Knowledge towards pediculosis capitisPoor144226.33 (3.78, 10.60)2.51 (1.24, 5.10)*
Good12011611
Attitude towards pediculosis capitisPoor183356.65 (4.18, 10.56)2.42 (1.28, 4.60)**
Good8110311
Practice towards pediculosis capitisPoor8069.56 (4.05, 22.59)3.84 (1.45, 10.15)**
Good18413211
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. Significant at * p ≤ 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.01, *** p ≤ 0.001, Hosmer–Lemeshow goodness-of-fit (p = 0.436)
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