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Table 7 Factors associated with a positive attitude towards cervical cancer among high schools students

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

Factors associated with positive attitude towards cervical cancer among high school students
High school students* Univariate model Adjusted Odds Ratio (AORs)
Main variable Odds Ratio p AOR p 95% Conf. Interval
age**   1.43 0.010 1.36 0.060 0.98 1.89
Gender   1.65 0.018 2.11 0.057 0.97 4.63
Province Reference grp (Harare)      
Manicaland 1.81 0.027 0.82 0.474 0.42 1.59
Mashonaland West 1.64 0.029 1.67 0.025 1.10 2.54
Masvingo 1.78 0.030 1.32 0.176 0.84 2.08
Midlands 0.77 0.231 0.71 0.154 0.41 1.20
parents education Reference grp (University degree)      
Primary level 0.14 0.002 0.16 0.007 0.06 0.48
No formal education 0.24 0.158 0.15 0.225 0.01 5.05
A-levels 0.58 0.355 0.75 0.663 0.15 3.80
Qualification below degree 1.19 0.709 1.32 0.561 0.42 4.14
O-levels 0.91 0.783 0.91 0.815 0.34 2.42
drinking alcohol   0.76 0.566     
Residence Reference grp (High density)      
Low density 1.17 0.633     
Rural 0.93 0.813     
  1. *Clustering inherent in the study design was taken into account and regression was done using Stata’s survey (“svy”) module for high school students
  2. **Age as a continuous variable is liner in relation to the logit (Box-Tidwell test p-value = 0.512)
  3. Post regression test, using the Pearson’s goodness-of-fit test was carried out without factoring the complex sample design- Pearson’s GOF p-value = 0.182