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Table 6 Factors associated with respondent’s attitude towards TB in the general population of Lesotho

From: Knowledge, attitude and associated factors towards tuberculosis in Lesotho: a population based study

Variable Univariate Multivariate
OR 95% CI P-Value AOR 95% CI P-Value
Sex (Ref = Male)
 Female 1.24 1.12–1.38 < 0.001 1.19 1.01–1.41 0.034
Age (Ref = 15–24)
 25–34 1.38 1.24–1.55 < 0.001 1.51 1.24–1.83 < 0.001
 35–44 1.79 1.56–2.04 < 0.001 2.13 1.69–2.70 < 0.001
 45–49 1.55 1.28–1.89 < 0.001 1.50 1.11–2.04 0.009
Place of Residence (Ref = Rural)
 Urban 0.65 0.59–0.72 < 0.001 0.82 0.68–0.99 0.035
Highest Education level (Ref = No Education)
 Primary 1.13 0.88–1.45 0.345 1.21 0.84–1.74 0.296
 Secondary 1.68 1.31–2.16 < 0.001 1.53 1.04–2.25 0.032
 Higher 2.46 1.80–3.35 < 0.001 1.66 1.06–2.60 0.028
Religion (Ref = No religion)
 Christian 1.40 1.07–1.84 0.0145 1.08 0.73–1.58 0.704
 Islam 1.95 0.63–6.05 0.250 1.33 0.27–6.45 0.723
 Other 1.40 0.83–2.35 0.210 1.71 0.75–3.89 0.205
Marital Status (Ref = Never in Union)
 Currently in union/living with a man 1.21 1.10–1.34 < 0.001 0.95 0.78–1.15 0.582
 Formerly in union/living with a man 1.38 1.17–1.63 < 0.001 0.95 0.72–1.24 0.687
Wealth Index (Ref = Poorest)
 Middle 1.36 1.20–1.55 < 0.001 1.02 0.82–1.27 0.868
 Rich 1.63 1.47–1.81 < 0.001 0.97 0.78–1.21 0.816
Mass Media (Ref = No)
 Yes 1.64 1.47–1.84 < 0.001 1.31 1.06–1.62 0.012
Occupation (Ref = Agricultural)
 Non Agricultural 1.81 1.54–2.13 < 0.001 1.26 1.04–1.52 0.016
  1. OR Odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval