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Table 2 Analysis of factors associated with availability of adequately iodized salt in Arba Minch town, Gamo Zone, South Ethiopia, 2017

From: Socio-demographic correlates of availability of adequate iodine in household salt: a community-based cross-sectional study

VariablesLevel of iodine in a sample of household saltCOR, 95% CIAOR, 95% CI
≥ 15 ppm< 15 ppm
Sex
 Female4753450. 85 (0.49, 1.49) 
 Male3421Ref. 
Age category
 < 197036Ref.Ref.
 20–292091420.71 (0.45, 1.14)0. 74 (0.46, 1.20)
 30 +2301880.62 (0.39, 0.98)*0. 55 (0.34, 0.91)*
Educational status
 Do not read and write1261090.83 (0.59, 1.16)1. 11 (0.74, 1.67)
 Grade 1–889571.12 (0.75, 1.67)1. 34 (0.88, 2.07)
 Grade 9–1299601.18 (0.80, 1.74)1. 24 (0.83, 1.86)
 Diploma or higher195140Ref.Ref.
Occupation
 Farmer/or   housewife47510.61 (0.37, 1.00) 
 Merchant80491.08 (0.68, 1.72) 
 Government employee96690.92 (0.60, 1.42) 
 Private business1761240.94 (0.65, 1.37) 
 Student11073Ref. 
Marital status
 Married3262350.91 (0.51, 1.62) 
 Single1511100.90 (0.49, 1.65) 
 Widowed/divorced3221Ref. 
Religion
 Ethiopian orthodox2321281.61 (1.20, 2.15)**1. 68 (1.25, 2.27)**
 Muslim57431.17 (0.76, 1.82)1. 16 (0.73, 1.84)
 Protestant220195Ref.Ref.
Household monthly income
 < 1000 ETB2281560.85 (0.62, 1.17)0. 78 (0.55, 1.10)
 1000–2000 ETB961020.55 (0.38, 0.79)**0. 52 (0.36, 0.77)**
 > 2000 ETB185108Ref.Ref.
Household family size
 < 53892691.17 (0.86, 1.59) 
 ≥ 512097Ref. 
Respondent’s knowledge
 Poor145116Ref.Ref.
 Good3642500.86 (0.64, 1.15)1.14 (0.78, 1.66)
Respondent’s practice
 Poor205145Ref.Ref.
 Good3042211.03 (0.78, 1.35)0.93 (0.67, 1.29)
  1. * P-value < 0.05 ** P-value < 0.01