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Table 4 Binary logistic regression analysis of STH and Schistosomiasis practices and knowledge levels among caregivers in Ingwavuma

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths among caregivers in Ingwavuma area in uMkhanyakude district, South Africa

Disease Variable Categories Practices Knowledge Level
COR (95% CI) COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
STH Formal education level No formal schooling 1 1
Primary 0.935 (0.456–1.918) 1.010 (0.481–2.122)
Secondary and above 0.335 (0.146–0.766)a 0.344 (0.148–0.798)a
Source of Information on STH None 1 1 1
Community meetings 2.425 (1.363–4.316)a 0.424 (0.155–1.161) 0.447 (0.162–1.233)
Research organizations 1.716 (0.945–3.118) 1.498 (0.695–3.228) 1.632 (0.749–3.555)
Clinic/hospital 2.630 (1.349–5.130)a 2.044 (0.970–4.310) 2.109 (0.993–4.482)
Media (Radio/TV) 1.410 (0.615–3.232) 3.813 (1.561–9.314)a 3.744 (1.518–9.232)a
Relatives and friends 0.728 (0.323–1.639) 1.194 (0.377–3.778) 1.453 (0.450–4.698)
Schistosomiasis Age group 15–34 1
35–70 1.652 (1.073–2.543)a
Source of Information on STH None   1
Community meetings   0.072 (0.010–0.548)a
Research organizations   1.426 (0.644–3.160)
Clinic/hospital   0.993 (0.476–2.072)
Media (Radio/TV)   1.289 (0.669–2.483)
Relatives and friends   1.222 (0.569–2.625)
  1. aSignificant at 0.05 level