Table 3

Socio-demographic correlates of cervical cancer knowledge of women in Gondar town, Ethiopia, April 2010
Variables Knowledge of cervical cancer Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No
Age
 15-24 69(31.9%) 147(68.1%) 1.80(1.00-3.25) 0.71(0.45-1.71)
 25-34 69(34.7%) 130(65.3%) 2.04(1.12-3.69) 1.09(0.30-1.72)
 35-44 39(30.7%) 88(69.3%) 1.70(0.90-3.23) 0.85(0.39-1.87)
 45+ 18(20.7%) 69(79.3%) 1.00 1.00
Marital status
 Single 71(31.3%) 156(68.7%) 1.00 **
 Married 91(32.4%) 190(67.6%) 1.05(0.72-1.53)
 Divorced 18(34.6%) 34(65.4%) 1.16(0.62-2.20)
 Widowed 15(21.7%) 54(78.3%) 0.61(0.32-1.15)
Educational status
 No formal education 31(17.5%) 146(82.5%) 1.00 1.00
 Primary education (1-8) 19(20.2%) 75(79.8%) 1.19(0.63-2.25) 0.96(0.47-1.96)
 Secondary education & Above 145(40.5%) 213(59.5%) 3.21(2.06-4.99) 2.18(1.20-3.95)*
Occupation
 Employed 109(36.5%) 190(63.5%) 2.31(1.53-3.49) 1.55(0.94-2.54)
 Student 44(37.0%) 75(63.0%) 2.36(1.43-3.90) 1.91(0.94-3.88)
 Not employed 42(19.9%) 169(80.1%) 1.00 1.00
Monthly household income
 Low 40(25.5%) 117(74.5%) 1.00 1.00
 Medium 78(24.6%) 239(75.4%) 0.96(.61-1.48) 0.77(0.47-1.29)
 High 77(49.7%) 78(50.3%) 2.89(1.79-4.66) 1.53(0.85-2.74)
Parity
 0 79(34.2%) 152(6.8%)5 1.00 1.00
 1 20(32.8%) 41(67.2%) 0.94(0.56-1.71) 0.98(0.46-2.10)
 2-4 77(31.6%) 167(68.4%) 0.89(0.61-1.30) 0.88(0.50-1.56)
 5+ 19(20.4%) 74(79.6%) 0.49 (0.28-.88) 0.59(0.25-1.38)
Know anyone with cervical cancer
 Yes 88(59.5%) 60(40.5%) 5.13(3.46-7.59) 4.91(3.16-7.62)*
 No 107(22.2%) 374(77.8%) 1.00 1
Ever visit to health institution
 Yes 190(35.9%) 339(64.1%) 10.65(4.26-26.63) 8.13(3.19-20.75)*
 No 5(5.0%) 95(95.0%) 1 1

Average knowledge score=4.5.

*Statistically significant.

**Variables with p value of greater than 0.2 in crude analysis omitted from entering in to the multivariate model.

Getahun et al.

Getahun et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-2

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