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Table 2 Socio demographic factors associated with cervical cancer knowledge (N = 307)

From: Knowledge towards cervical cancer prevention and screening practices among women who attended reproductive and child health clinic at Magu district hospital, Lake Zone Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

  Knowledge Crude Adjusted
Variables Adequate n(%) Inadequate n(%) OR (95% CI) AORa (CI)
Age (years)b
 15 - 24 20(16.0) 105(84.0) 1.0  
 25 - 34 24(17.6) 112(82.4) 0.78(0.33-1.87)  
 35 - 49 9(19.6) 37(80.4) 0.88(0.33-2.06)  
Education level
 Informal 2(4.8) 40(95.2) 1.0 1.0
 Primary education 29(14.9) 166(85.1) 3.49(0.80-15.23) 3.32(0.76-14.58
 Secondary or higher 22(31.4) 48(68.6) 9.17(2.03-41.37) 7.77(1.70-35.48)
Occupation
 Formal employment 2(25.0) 6(75.0) 1.62(0.32-8.26)  
 Not employed 51(17.1) 248(82.9) 1.0  
Area of residence
 Rural 19(15.1) 107(84.9) 1.0  
 Urban 34(18.8) 147(81.2) 0.77(0.42-1.42)  
Tribe
 Sukuma 40(17.1%) 194(82.9) 1.0  
 Other 13(17.8) 60(82.2) 1.05(0.53-2.09)  
Marital status
 Single/divorced/widowed 6(9.5) 57(90.5) 1.0  
 Married/cohabiting 47(19.3) 197(80.7) 2.27(0.92-5.71)  
Type of marriage
 Monogamous 44(20.2) 174(79.8) 1.0  
 Polygamous 2(9.5) 19(90.5) 0.42(0.93-1.86)  
 Missingc 7(10.3) 61(89.7) 0.45(0.19-1.06)  
Parity
 0 to 1 18(17.3) 86(82.7) 1.0  
 2 to 4 24(16.0) 126(83.0) 0.91(0.47-1.78)  
 5 and above 11(20.8) 42(79.2) 1.25(0.54-2.89)  
Health insurance coverage
 No 45(16.9) 221(83.1) 1.0  
 Yes 8(19.5) 33(80.5) 1.19(0.52-2.74)  
Know anyone who has ever had cervical cancer
 No 30(13.3) 196(86.7) 1.0 1.0
 Yes 23(28.4) 58(71.6) 2.59(1.40-4.80) 2.19(1.156-4.13)
  1. aVariables included in the multivariable logistic regression model adjusted for one another
  2. bMean age 27.04 (SD = 6.58) years
  3. c68 appear as missing as theses participants were not married