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Table 5 Predictors of good knowledge about viral Hepatitis among IVDU

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection, anti-HCV antibodies and HIV and knowledge among people who use drugs attending methadone therapy clinic in Tanzania; a cross-sectional study

Variable Knowledge Score cOR (95%CI) P value aOR (95%CI) P value
  Good knowledge (n = 42) Poor knowledge (n = 211)     
Sex (Male ref. female) 39(92.8) 191(90.5) 1.4(0.4–4.8) 0.63 α  
Age (years) 31(28–37) 30(26–37) 1.0(0.9–1.1) 0.57 α  
Higher education level 26(61.9) 47(22.3) 5.7(2.8–11.4) < 0.001 5.8(2.9–11.9) < 0.001
HIV positive 5(11.9) 29(12.6) 0.9(0.3–2.5) 0.87 α  
HBV positive 3(7.1) 6(2.8) 2.6(0.6–10.5) 0.19 2.6(0.3–26.5) 0.42
Anti-HCV positive 2(4.8) 7(3.3) 1.4(0.3–7.3) 0.65 α  
Any viral hepatitis 5(11.9) 11(5.2) 2.4(0.8–7.5) 0.11 1.4(0.2–8.2) 0.73
  1. Key: αNot included in multivariate analysis
  2. Good knowledge: 4–7 correct answers; Poor knowledge; 0–3 correct answers; cOR Crude Odds Ratio, aOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence interval