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Table 5 Factors associated with knowledge about cataract of adults in Yirgalem town at Sidama national regional state, southern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Knowledge about cataract and associated factors among adults in Yirgalem town, Sidama National Regional State, southern Ethiopia, 2020: a community based cross sectional study design

Variables Knowledge of cataract COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Good Poor
No. (%) No. (%)
Sex of respondent
 Male 172 (66.7) 86 (32.3) 1
 Female 207 (63.1) 212 (36.9) 0.85 (0.60–1.20)
Residence
 Urban 284 (74.2) 99 (25.8) 1 1
 Rural 95 (46.8) 108 (53.2) 0.30 (0.21–0.41) 0.19 (0.12–.31)***
Marital status
 Married 292 64.3 162 35.7 1.60 (0.79–3.22)  
 Single 69 70.4 29 29.6 2.11 (0.94–4.71)  
 Others@ 18 52.9 16 47.1 1 1
Age (years)
 18–29 129 (56.3) 100 (43.7) 1 1
 30–39 175 (67.0) 86 (33.0) 1.57 (1.09–2.27) 1.15 (0.71–1.85)
  ≥ 40 75 (78.1) 21 (21.9) 2.76 (1.59–4.79) 2.29 (1.18–4.44)*
Educational status
 No formal education 45 (42.9) 60 (57.1) 1 1
 Elementary school 151 (58.1) 109 (41.9) 1.84 (1.16–2.92) 2.31 (1.30–4.10)**
 High school & above 183 (82.8) 38 (17.2) 6.42 (3.81–10.81) 5.55 (2.81–10.89)***
Household monthly income
  ≤ 1000 ETB 115 (60.8) 74 (39.2) 1 1
 1001–2575 ETB 129 (64.2) 72 (35.8) 1.15 (0.76–1.73) 1.16 (0.68–1.97)
  ≥ 2575 ETB 135 (69.9) 61 (31.1) 1.42 (0.93–2.16) 1.15 (0.67–1.97)
Occupation
 Employed 118 (88.1) 16 (11.9) 7.49 (4.20–13.33) 5.62 (2.78–11.38)***
 Merchant 134 (68.4) 62 (31.6) 2.19 (1.48–3.23) 1.72 (1.03–2.88)*
 Farmer 127 (49.6) 129 (51.4) 1 1
Previous eye examination
 Yes 161 (89.0) 20 (11.0) 6.90 (4.17–11.43) 3.08 (1.00–9.38)
 No 218 (53.8) 187 (56.2) 1 1
Family history of cataract
 Yes 141 (90.4) 15 (9.6) 7.58 (4.30–13.34) 2.12 (0.61–7.36)
 No 238 (55.3) 192 (44.7) 1 1
Attitude level
 Positive 178 (86.0) 129 (14.0) 5.43 (3.49–8.45) 3.85 (2.94–6.47)***
 Negative 201 (53.0) 178 (47.0) 1 1
  1. NB; @ Divorced, Widowed, *** P-value < 0.001,** P-value < 0.01,,* P-value < 0.05,
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