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Table 5 Factors associated with knowledge of cervical cancer among university students

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people in Zimbabwe on cervical cancer and HPV, current screening methods and vaccination

Factors associated with knowledge of cervical cancer among university students
University students   Univariate model Adjusted Odds Ratio (AORs) Final model
Variable   Odds Ratio p AOR p 95% Conf. Interval
Smoker   4.36 0.074 7.80 0.025 1.29 47.21
Residence Reference grp (High-density)      
Low-density 4.37 0.073 4.25 0.085 0.82 22.02
Rural 1.93 0.593 2.12 0.554 0.18 25.47
Province Reference grp (Harare*)      
Midlands 0.18 0.113 0.13 0.079 0.01 1.26
Masvingo 0.20 0.137 0.17 0.122 0.02 1.62
Manicaland 0.35 0.332 0.28 0.250 0.03 2.46
age**   0.79 0.300     
drinking alcohol 0.48 0.309     
Gender   1.96 0.319     
  1. *Mashonaland West was combined with Harare since there was no difference between the two provinces
  2. **Age as a continuous variable is liner in relation to the logit (Box-Tidwell test p-value = 0.241)
  3. Post regression tests were conducted to check the model fit. Area under the ROC curve = 0.70 for the final model; Hosmer and Lemeshow Goodness of fit test p-values = 0.09; 0.12 and 0.17 respectively (8, 10 and 12 groups)