Table 3

Association of participants’ socio-demographic characteristics with participants overall knowledge
Variables Level of knowledge, n (%) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Moderate 197 (53.1%) High 174 (46.9%)
Sub–county
Kanyaryeru 89(53.9) 76(46.1)) 1
Sanga 50(51.6) 47(48.5.0) 1.10(0.67–1.85) 1.29(0.73–2.28)
Nyakashashara 58(53.2) 51(46.8) 1.02(0.63–1.67) 1.08(0.64–1.84)
Sex
Male 92(50.3) 91(49.7)
Female 105(55.8) 83(44.2) 0.80(0.53–1.20) 0.87(0.55–1.36)
Age
18–29 44(62.7) 26(37.1) 1
30–44 77(51.7) 72(48.3) 1.58(0.88–2.83) 1.65 (0.88–3.12)
45–59 45(47.4) 50(52.6) 1.88(1.00–3.53) 1.90(0.93–3.84)
60+ 31(54.4) 26(45.6) 1.42(0.70–2.89) 1.54(0.67–3.53)
Education
No formal education 75(59.1) 52(40.9) 1
Primary 82(49.7) 83(50.3) 1.46(0.92–2.33) 1.47(0.72–2.49)
Secondary 36(48.7) 38(51.3) 1.52(0.85–2.71) 1.53(0.65–3.09)
Tertiary 4(80.0) 1(20.0) 0.36(0.04–3.32) 0.32(0.03–3.50)
Occupation
Farmer 57(63.3) 33(36.7) 1
Pastoralist 63(63.0) 37(37.0) 1.01(0.56–1.83) 1.08(0.59–2.26)
Agro–pastoralists 77(42.5) 104(57.5) 2.33(1.39–3.92) 2.08(1.02–3.27)*
Is brucellosis a health problem?
Yes 170(50.2) 169(49.8) 1
No 27(84.4) 5(15.6) 0.19(0.07–0.50) 0.18(0.06–0.56)
Is brucellosis seasonal?
Yes 36(52.2) 33(47.8) 1
No 123(50.6) 20(49.4) 1.06(0.62–1.82) 0.85(0.47–1.54)
Do not know 35(63.6) 20(36.4) 0.62(0.30–1.29) 0.48(0.22–1.04)

*variables P-value < = 0.05 (* = 0.03). Level of knowledge was obtained using the 50th and 75th percentile. Overall knowledge was coded as 0 for moderate knowledge and 1 for high knowledge.

Kansiime et al.

Kansiime et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:242   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-242

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