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Table 2 Association between socio-demographic characteristics and knowledge score of cervical cancer screening among study participants at Wollega University, 2017

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of cervical cancer screening and associated factors amongst female students at Wollega University, western Ethiopia

Characteristic Category Knowledge status COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI
Unsatisfactory knowledge Satisfactory knowledgeable
Age in years 15–20 21 (4.3%) 4 (1.3%) 1  
21–25 361 (74.1%) 314 (98.7%) 4.56 (1.55,13.44) 5.8 (1.9,18)
26–30 105 (21.6%) 0 (0%)   
Year of study Second year 265 (54.4%) 229 (72%) 1  
Third year 123 (25.3%) 36 (11.3%) 0.33 (0.22, 0.51) 0.84 (0.5, 1.4)
Forth year 80 (16.4%) 47 (14.8%) 0.68 (0.45, 1.01) 0.89 (0.56, 1.41)
Fifth year 19 (3.9%) 6 (1.9%) 0.36 (0.14, 0.93) 0.9 (0.63, 1.8)
College/school Engineering and technology 197 (22%) 147 (46.2%) 1 1
Natural and computational sciences 107 (22%) 52 (16.4%) 0.65 (0.44, 0.96) 1.1 (0.69, 1.78)
Medicine and health Sciences 55 (11.3%) 36 (11.3%) 0.87 (0.54, 1.4) 1.3 (0.74, 2.2)
Business and economics 80 (16.4%) 65 (20.4%) 1.09 (0.73, 1.61) 0.99 (0.64, 1.5)
Social Science and humanities 48 (9.9%) 18 (5.7%) 0.5 (0.28, 0.9) 0.73 (0.37, 1.4)