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Table 3 Factors related to poor knowledge on TB

From: Factors associated with poor knowledge among adults on tuberculosis in Bangladesh: results from a nationwide survey

Factors TB Knowledge Univariable Multivariable
Poor n (%) OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Case status      
TB casea 31 (12.9) 1   1  
Community control 76 (31.7) 3.12 (1.96-4.97) 0.001 3.46 (2.00-6.09) 0.001
Sex      
Maled 45 (16.8) 1    
Female 62 (29.2) 2.04 (1.32-3.16) 0.001   
Age groups in years      
15-34c 59(24.7) 1    
35-54 27 (17.9) 0.66 (0.39-1.10) 0.116   
≥55 21 (23.3) 0.92 (0.52-1.64) 0.799   
Education in Years      
Noneb 53 (29.6) 1   1  
1 – 5 17 (15.8) 0.43 (0.23-0.78) 0.026 0.43 (0.23-0.81) 0.008
6 or more 37 (19.6) 0.59 (0.36-0.94) 0.006 0.47 (0.27-0.80) 0.006
Residence      
Rurale 42 (17.5) 1    
Urban 65 (27.1) 1.75(1.12-2.71)    
Occupation      
Sales & Servicesf 27 (19.0) 1   1  
Manual labour 33 (16.4) 0.83 (0.47-1.46) 0.533 0.60 (0.33-1.09) 0.092
Dependents 47 (34.3) 2.22 (1.28-3.84) 0.004 0.95 (0.49-1.84) 0.873
  1. Note: From a multiple logistic model including a) case status, TB cases as reference category, b) education modeled as dummy variables with the category ‘0 or no education’ as reference group, c) agegroup modeled as dummy variables with category 15–34 years as reference group), d)sex, male as reference group, e) residence, rural as reference group f)occupation modeled as dummy variables with the category ‘sales & service’ as reference group.