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Table 8 Factors associated with a positive attitude towards 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 positive attitude towards cervical cancer among university students
University students Univariate model Adjusted Odds Ratio (AORs)
Variable Odds Ratio p AOR p 95% Conf. Interval
Province Reference grp (Harare)      
Midlands 0.46 0.007 0.45 0.007 0.25 0.81
Mashonaland West 0.65 0.148 0.65 0.142 0.36 1.16
Masvingo 0.81 0.443 0.80 0.428 0.46 1.39
Manicaland 0.87 0.676 0.92 0.808 0.48 1.78
parents education Reference grp (University degree)      
Qualification below degree 1.59 0.057 1.65 0.054 0.99 2.64
No formal education 2.01 0.126 1.94 0.151 0.79 4.82
A-levels 1.45 0.346 1.52 0.299 0.69 3.33
Primary level 0.65 0.582 0.66 0.604 0.14 3.16
O-levels 1.16 0.593 1.19 0.538 0.68 2.10
smoker   0.63 0.298     
Gender   1.18 0.401     
drinking alcohol   1.09 0.660     
residence Reference grp (High-density)      
Low-density 1.06 0.792     
Rural 1.03 0.913     
age**   1.00 0.948     
  1. **Age as a continuous variable is liner in relation to the logit (Box-Tidwell test p-value = 0.635)
  2. Area under the ROC curve = 0.61 for the final model; Hosmer and Lemeshow Goodness of fit test p-values = 0.34; 0.51 and 0.30 respectively (8, 10 and 12 groups)