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Table 2 Logistic regression of knowledge with socio-demographic status of the study participants in North Gondar District blood bank, North West Ethiopia

From: Blood donors’ knowledge and attitude towards blood donation at North Gondar district blood bank, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge assessment itemsKnowledge statusCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
AdequateInadequate
Age (years)
 18–23101 (47.6%)111 (52.4%)4.3 (2.37, 7.9)0.76 (0.24, 2.4)
 24–3025 (25.8%)72 (74.2%)1.6 (0.82, 3.34)0.99 (0.36, 2.75)
 > 3016 (17.4%)76 (82.6%)11
Gender
 Male69 (26.6%)190 (73.4)11
 Female73 (51.4%)69 (48.6)2.9 (1.9, 4.48)1.2 (0.68, 2.07)
Residence
 Urban126 (46.2%)147 (53.8%)6 (3.38, 10.67)2.5 (1.26, 4.81) *
 Rural16 (12.5%)112 (87.5%)11
Marital status
 Single126 (44.8%)155 (55.2%)5.3 (3.0, 9.4)1.7 (0.64, 4.66)
 Married16 (13.3%)104 (86.7%)11
Education
 Up to secondary school attended15 (9.0%)151 (91.0%)11
 Higher education attended127 (54.0%)108 (46.0%)11.8 (6.57, 21.34)2.8 (1.35, 6.0) *
Occupation
 Student103 (54.8%)85 (45.2%)11
 Private work18 (11.0%)146 (89.0%)0.1 (0.06, 0.18)0.5 (0.21, 1.40)
 Government employed21 (42.9%)28 (57.1%)0.6 (0.33, 1.17)1.4 (0.54, 3.78)
Previous donation
 Yes35 (60.3%)23 (39.7%)3.4 (1.89, 5.96)2.2 (1.13, 4.48) *
 No107 (31.2%)236 (68.8%)11
Donor type
 Volunteer105 (61.0%)67 (39.0%)8.1 (5.1, 13.0)3.1 (1.5, 6.56) *
 Replacement37 (16.2%)192 (83.8%)11
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence interval, COR Crude Odds Ratio
  2. *Significant variable with a p value less than 0.05 in multivariate analysis