Table 3

Multinomial logistic regression for estimating the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval for practicing good and average (with poor practice as the reference category) by the selected factors
Level of Practice Independent variables  ß Sig. Odds ratio 95% C.I. for EXP(ß)
 Lower Upper
Good Age (years)
<40 −0.65 0.19 0.52  0.19 1.39
>40 Reference
Monthly income (BDT)
High income group −1.15 0.25 0.32  0.04 2.22
Lower middle income group −0.37 0.53 0.69  0.22 2.20
Upper middle income group −1.21 0.12 0.29  0.06 1.35
Low income group Reference
Gender
Male 0.26 0.76 1.29  0.23 7.24
Female Reference
Total Basic knowledge 0.25 0.03 1.28  1.03 1.60
Total Technical knowledge 0.15 0.06 1.16  0.99 1.37
Occupation
Service −0.40 0.60 0.66  0.14 3.07
Homemaker −0.46 0.50 0.62  0.16 2.44
Business 2.20 0.03 9.05  1.17 70.08
Others (unemployed) Reference
Level of Education
Primary to 8th grade 0.81 0.24 2.24  0.58 8.65
Secondary–Higher Secondary 1.10 0.15 3.00  0.65 13.80
Graduate & above 1.27 0.15 3.56  0.61 20.66
Illiterate Reference
Habitat
Urban 0.55 0.33 1.74  0.56 5.33
Semi urban 0.06 0.92 1.06  0.29 3.83
Rural Reference
Family history of diabetes
Yes 0.11 0.81 1.12  0.42 2.96
No Reference
Information from inside health care center
Yes 0.62 0.23 1.86  0.67 5.19
No Reference
Information from outside health care center
Yes 0.21 0.73 1.23  0.37 4.01
No Reference
Average Age (years)
<40 −0.25 0.51 0.77  0.35 1.68
>40 Reference
Monthly income (BDT)
High income group −1.85 0.02 0.15  0.03 0.77
Lower middle income group −0.28 0.51 0.75  0.32 1.75
Upper middle income group −0.89 0.12 0.40  0.12 1.29
Low income group Reference
Gender
Male −0.33 0.64 0.71  0.17 2.95
Female Reference
Total Basic knowledge 0.12 0.15 1.13  0.95 1.34
Total Technical knowledge 0.09 0.12 1.09  0.97 1.22
Occupation
Service −0.31 0.60 0.73  0.22 2.36
Homemaker −0.28 0.57 0.75  0.27 2.04
Business 1.17 0.16 3.25  0.60 17.40
Others (unemployed) Reference
Level of Education
Primary to 8th grade 0.11 0.81 1.11  0.45 2.75
Secondary–Higher Secondary 0.47 0.39 1.61  0.53 4.81
Graduate & above 0.07 0.91 1.07  0.29 4.01
Illiterate Reference
Habitat
Urban 0.67 0.13 1.95  0.81 4.69
Semi urban 0.71 0.14 2.04  0.78 5.32
Rural Reference
Family history of diabetes
Yes 0.16 0.65 1.17  0.56 2.43
No Reference
Information from inside health care center
Yes −0.08 0.84 0.91  0.38 2.17
No Reference
Information from outside health care center
Yes 0.04 0.91 1.05  0 .45 2.44
No Reference

ß for standardized regression coefficient. Level of practice was taken as dependent variable whereas other variables were taken as independent variables.

Saleh et al.

Saleh et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1112   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1112

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