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Table 6 Factors associated with knowledge about RVF transmission, symptoms and prevention (n = 452)

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on Rift Valley fever among agro pastoral communities in Kongwa and Kilombero districts, Tanzania

Variable No. with knowledge/Total (%) Crude OR (95 % CI) p-value Adjusted OR (95 % CI) p-value
District
Kilombero 15/215 (7.0) Reference   Reference  
Kongwa 36/237 (15.2) 2.39 (1.27 – 4.50) 0.01 2.45 (1.29 -4.63) 0.01
Sex
Male 32/223 (14.4) Reference   Reference  
Female 19/229 (8.3) 0.54 (30 – 0.98) 0.04 0.54 (0.29 - 0.99) 0.047
Age group (years)
18-29 9/111 (8.1) Reference 0.49   
30-39 17/145 (11.7) 1.51 (0.64 – 3.52)    
40-49 14/90 (15.6) 2.09 (0.86 – 5.08)    
50-59 6/46 (13.0) 1.70 (0.57 – 5.09)    
60+ 5/60 (8.3) 1.03 (0.33 – 3.23)    
Education level
None 18/147 (12.2) Reference 0.69   
Primary 29/279 (10.4) 0.83 (0.44 – 1.55)    
Secondary+ 4/26 (15.4) 1.30 (0.40 – 4.21)    
Marital status
Single 4/45 (8.9) Reference 0.73   
Married 42/354 (11.9) 1.38 (0.47 – 4.05)    
Widow/divorced 5/53 (9.4) 1.07 (0.27 – 4.24)    
Occupation
Peasant/Pastoralist 50/420 (11.9) Reference 0.16 Reference 0.19
Business/employed 1/32 (3.1) 0.24 (0.03 – 1.79)   0.26 (0.03 – 1.93)  
Religion
Muslim 3/37 (8.1) Reference 0.37   
Christian 46/408 (11.3) 1.44 (0.43 – 4.88)    
Pagan 2/7 (28.6) 4.53 (0.60 – 34.2)