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Table 6 Knowledge of cervical cancer symptoms and socio-demographic correlates

From: Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors and symptoms among women in a refugee settlement: a cross-sectional study in northern Uganda

Socio-demographic variables Knowledgeable on cervical cancer symptoms Odds ratios (OR)
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Crude OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted ORa
(95% CI)
Age (Years), N = 815
 18–29 209 (51.1) 224 (55.2) Ref Ref
 30–44 115 (38.4) 136 (33.5) 1.24 (0.92–1.7) 1.27 (0.92–1.73)
 45–60 41(10.5) 46 (11.3) 1.00 (0.63–1.58) 1.07 (0.66–1.73)
Marital status, N = 815
 Married/Living together 278 (68.0) 275 (67.6) Ref Ref
 Separated/Divorced 35 (8.6) 25 (6.2) 1.38 (0.81–2.38) 1.47 (0.83–2.62)
 Single 39 (9.5) 68 (16.8) 0.58 (0.39–0.89) 0.59 (0.38–0.94)
 Widowed 57 (13.9) 38 (9.4) 1.48 (0.95–2.31) 1.56 (0.96–2.55)
Level of education, N = 815
 None 111 (27.1) 84 (20.7) Ref Ref
 Primary 246 (60.2) 278 (68.5) 0.67 (0.48–0.93) 0.73 (0.51–1.05)
 Secondary 49 (12.0) 39 (9.6) 0.95 (0.57–1.57) 1.22 (0.70–2.12)
 Tertiary 3 (0.7) 5 (1.2) 0.45 (0.1 1–1.95) 0.42 (0.09–2.00)
Tribe, N = 815
 Acoli 339 (97.6) 386 (95.1) Ref Ref
 Others 10 (2.4) 20 (4.9) 0.48 (0.22–1.05) 0.44 (0.19–0.99)
Employment, N = 815
 No 372 (91.0) 387 (95.3) Ref Ref
 Yes 37 (9.0) 19 (4.7) 2.03 (1.14–3.58) 2.07 (1.12–3.84)
Distance to the nearest HF in Sudan, N = 815
  < 1 km 293 (71.6) 142 (40.2) Ref Ref
 1–5 km 85(20.8) 166 (47.0) 0.38 (0.28–0.52) 0.36 (0.26–0.49)
  > 5 km 29 (7.1) 32 (9.1) 0.51 (0.31–0.85) 0.49 (0.29–0.84)
 Don’t know 2 (0.5) 13 (3.7) -a
  1. aDropped because of a cell has < 5 observations. Bold face = statistically significant results
  2. bAdjustment conducted for variables on the table