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Table 2 Bivarate analysis of socio-demographic and economic factors of treatment non-adherence of pulmonary TB patients in public health care facilities in Dawuro zone, Southwest Ethiopia, 2012/2013

From: The prevalence and factors associated for anti-tuberculosis treatment non-adherence among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in public health care facilities in South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Adherents
Numbers (%)
Non-adherents
Numbers (%)
COR (95%CI) P value
Sex
 Female 93(76.9) 28(23.1) 1  
 Male 104(74.3) 36(25.7) 1.2(0.7-2.0) 0.6
Age (years)
 15-24 67 (78.8) 18(21.2) 1  
 25-34 60(75.0) 20(25.0) 1.2(0.6-2.6) 0.6
 35-44 39(72.2) 15(27.8) 1.4(0.7-3.2) 0.4
  ≥ 45 31(73.8) 11(26.2) 1.3(0.6-3.1) 0.5
Marital status
 Single 63(78.8) 17(21.2) 1  
 Married 126(74.1) 44(25.9) 1.3(0.7-2.5) 0.4
 Divorced& widowed 8(72.7) 3(27.3) 1.4(0.3-5.8) 0.7
Religions
 Orthodox 100(76.3) 31(23.7) 1  
 Others a 97(74.6) 33(25.4) 1.1(0.6-1.9) 0.8
Ethnicity
 Dawouro 186(75.9) 59(24.1) 1  
 Others b 11(68.8) 5(31.2) 1.4(0.5-4.3) 0.5
Educational status
 Formal education 101(82.1) 22(17.9) 1  
 Non-formal education 96(69.6) 42(30.4) 2.1(1.1-3.6) 0.02*
Occupational status
 Gov. employee 28(90.3) 3(9.7) 1  
 Housewife 62(72.9) 23(27.1) 3.5(0.9-12.3) 0.05*
 Farmers 52(65.8) 27(34.2) 4.9(1.4-17.3) 0.02*
 Others c 55(83.3) 11(16.7) 1.9(0.5-7.2) 0.4
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio, COR crude odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. * Statistically significant at P-value below 0.05
  3. a Protestant, Catholic; b Amhara, Wolayta, Kambata, Hadeya; c Merchants, house maid