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Table 4 Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis of associated factors for poor knowledge towards mental illness among Dessie residents, 2020

From: Knowledge, attitude, and associated factors towards mental illness among residents of Dessie town, northeast, Ethiopia, a cross-sectional study

Variables Category Knowledge COR(95%C.I) AOR(95%C.I) P values
Poor Good
Age 18–24 52(64.2%) 29(35.8%) 1.22(0.65,2.26) 2.08(0.99,4.37) 0.052
25–34 84(48.6%) 89(51.4%) 0.64(0.38,1.07) 0.92(0.49,1.74) 0.811
35–44 75(56.0%) 59(44.0%) 0.86(0.50,1.48) 0.98(0.51,1.89) 0.953
> 44 53(59.6%) 36(40.4%) 1 1  
Sex Female 138(62.7%) 82(37.3%) 1.75(1.21,2.52) 1.62(1.06,2.47) 0.025
Male 126(49.0%) 131(51.0%) 1 1  
Marital Status Married 161(56.7%) 123(43.3%) 1.29(0.86,1.93) 1.19(0.69,2.05) 0.533
Widowed 20(60.6%) 13(39.4%) 1.55(0.70,3.28) 1.47(0.53,4.10) 0.457
Divorced 13(61.9%) 8(38.1%) 1.60(0.62,4.11) 1.36(0.44,4.22) 0.587
Single 70(50.4%) 69(49.6%) 1 1  
Educational status Unable to read and write 54(87.1%) 8(12.9%) 8.69(3.81,19.87) 6.28(2.56,15.39) < 0. 000
Primary school 45(61.6%) 28(38.4%) 2.07(1.14,3.75) 1.73(0.87,3.42) 0.114
Secondary school [9,10,11,12] 60(53.6%) 52(46.4%) 1.48(0.88,2.50) 1.04(0.57,1.89) 0.883
College diploma 53(47.7%) 58(52.3%) 1.17(0.70,1.98) 0.89(0.49,1.62) 0.703
University degree and above 52(43.7%) 67(56.3%) 1   
Any information about mental health No 172(76.4%) 53(23.6%) 5.644(3.78,8.43) 5.82(3.78,8.94) < 0.001
Yes 92(36.5%) 160(63.5%) 1 1  
Suffered from any mental illness No 237(56.6%) 182(43.4%) 0.55(0.27,1.13) 1.36(0.72,2.59) 0.345
Yes 27(46.6%) 31(53.4%) 1 1  
Social support Poor social support 63(63.0%) 37(37.0%) 2.11(1.22,3.66 1.63(0.84,3.14) 0.143
Moderate social support 151(57.0%) 114(43.0%) 1.64(1.05,2.56) 1.493(0.88,2.52) 0.133
Strong social support 50(44.6%) 62(55.4%) 1 1  
Attitude Negative attitude 135(62.8%) 80(37.2%) 1.74(1.21,2.51) 1.73(1.12,2.66) 0.013
Positive attitude 129(49.2%) 133(50.8%) 1   
  1. 1 = reference category, Chi square = 8, Hosmer Lemeshow goodness-of-fit 0.56