Table 2

Factors associated with truancy among pupils in grades 7-10 in Zambia, 2004

Factor

OR* (95%CI**)

AOR*** (95%CI)


Age

< 14

0.90 (0.88, 0.91)

0.67 (0.65, 0.68)

14

1.15 (1.13, 1.16)

1.08 (1.05, 1.11)

15

1.04 (1.03, 1.06)

1.12 (1.09, 1.15)

16 +

1

1

Sex

Male

1.00 (0.99, 1.00)

1.16 (1.14, 1.18)

Female

1

1

Grade

7

1.21 (1.19, 1.22)

1.41 (1.38, 1.44)

8

1.03 (1.02, 1.04)

0.92 (0.90, 0.94)

9 or 10

1

1

Hungry

Yes

1.17 (1.16, 1.18)

-

No

1

Peers kind and helpful

Yes

1.02 (1.01, 1.03)

1.12 (1.10, 1.14)

No

1

1

Parents checked homework

Yes

1.00 (0.99, 1.01)

0.91 (0.89, 0.92)

No

1

1

Parental supervision

Yes

0.95 (0.94, 0.96)

0.94 (0.92, 0.95)

No

1

1

Bullied

Yes

1.82 (1.80, 1.84)

1.34 (1.32, 1.36)

No

1

1

Current alcohol drinking

Yes

2.52 (2.49, 2.54)

2.19 (2.16, 2.23)

No

1

1


OR* Unadjusted odds ratio; CI** Confidence Interval; AOR*** Adjusted odds ratio for all the significant factors in a multivariate analysis

Muula et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:48   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-48

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