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Table 3 Factors associated with protozoa infections among respondents, Haramaya University, Ethiopia 2014

From: Prevalence of feco-oral transmitted protozoan infections and associated factors among university students in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Protozoa infections COR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Positive Negative
Sex
 Male 98 277 1 1
 Female 42 66 0.55(0.12,0.86) 0.48(0.22,0.97) *
Ethnicity
 Amhara 52 136 1 1
 Oromo 37 101 1.04(0.42,3.29) 1.21(0.34,3.17)
 Tigrway 18 51 1.08(0.30,2.65) 1.06(0.41,2.43)
 Gurage 9 9 0.38(0.14,1.81) 0.29(0.17,1.62)
 Others 24 46 0.73(0.22,1.86) 0.64(0.24,1.62)
Religion
 Orthodox 96 198 1  
 Protestant 22 78 1.71(0.60,3.47) 1.56(0.48,3.18)
 Muslim 16 50 1.51(1.12,3.38) 1.45(0.93,2.87)
 Catholic 4 11 1.33(0.78,4.81) 1.42(0.65,4.72)
 Others 2 6 1.48(0.10,2.96) 1.39(0.45,3.24)
Marital status
 Single 134 322 1 1
 Married 6 21 1.45(1.11,3.54) 1.42(1.10,2.23) *
Residence
 Urban 64 105 1  
 Rural 76 238 1.90(1.24,3.45) 1.82(1.21,3.32) *
Paternal educational status
 Uneducated 62 176 1 1
 Educated 78 166 0.75(0.32,0.94) 0.62(0.12,0.86) *
Year of study
 First year 48 59 1  
 Second year and above 92 284 2.51(1.24,4.23) 2.21(1.48,3.87) *
Monthly received pocket money (ETB)
  ≤ 347 22 163 1  
  > 347 118 180 0.20(0.10,0.76) 0.20(0.12,0.74) *
Source of pocket money
 Family 121 274 1  
 Other sources 19 69 1.60(1.24,2.81) 1.52(0.18,2.64)
Field of study
 Natural science 113 285 1  
 Social science 27 58 0.85(0.63,1.79)  
  1. *-indicates P-Value less than 0.05