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Table 3 Factors associated with adolescents being physically attacked in eastern Ethiopia (n = 2010)

From: Physical fighting among adolescents in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Category Physically attacked COR(95%CI)- AOR (95%CI)
Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
Adolescent age (years) 10–14 72 (5.9) 1157 (94.1) 1.3 (0.7–2.5) 2.2 (0.5–9.9)
15–17 34 (6.3) 509 (93.7) 1.2 (0.7–2.8) 2.3 (0.6–9.9)
18–19 11 (4.6) 227 (95.4) 1.0 1.0
Sex Male 44 (4.5)) 938 (95.5) 1.6 (1.1–2.4)** 1.5 (0.8–2.6)
Female 73 (7.1) 955 (92.9) 1.0 1.0
Residency Urban (Harar) 46 (4.3) 1013 (95.7) 1.0 1.0
Rural (Kersa) 71 (7.5) 880 (92.5) 1.8 (1.2–2.6)** 1.4 (0.4–5.3)
Currently enrolled in school Yes 81 (5.3) 1460 (94.7) 0.7 (0.4–1.0) 0.4 (0.2–0.9)**
No 36 (7.7) 433 (92.3) 1.0 1.0
In-school grade level Primary (1–4) 45 (7.0) 596 (93.0) 1.0 1.0
Primary (5–8) 26 (4.9) 501 (95.1) 0.7 (0.4–1.1) 0.7 (0.4–1.4)
Secondary (9–12) 8 (2.4) 319 (97.6) 0.3 (0.2–0.7) 0.4 (0.2–1.1)
Tertiary (college level) 2 (4.3) 44 (95.7) 0.6 (0.1–2.6)** 1.1 (0.2–5.2)
Engaged in physical work for food /drink Yes 36 (9.7) 334 (90.3) 2.1 (1.4–3.1)** 1.9 (1.0–3.5)
No 81 (4.9) 1559 (95.1) 1.0 1.0
Household members size ≤ 4 members 48 (5.1) 900 (94.9) 1.0 1.0
> 4 members 69 (6.5) 993 (93.5) 1.3 (0.9–1.9) 1.1 (0.6–2.1)
Father/male guardian age (years) 25–34 2 (3.6) 53 (96.4) 0.4 (0.1–1.7) 0.7 (0.1–3.1)
35–44 25 (4.9) 488 (95.1) 0.6 (0.3–0.9) 0.7 (0.4–1.5)
45–64 30 (5.2) 548 (94.8) 0.6 (0.4–1.0) 0.7 (0.3–1.4)
65+ 30 (8.6) 319 (91.4) 1.0 1.0
Wealth index Lowest 45 (6.8) 612 (93.2) 1.0 1.0
Second 19 (7.2) 246 (92.8) 1.1 (0.6–1.8) 1.1 (0.5–2.5)
Middle 17 (6.2) 257 (93.8) 0.9 (0.5–1.6) 1.7 (0.5–5.7)
Fourth 22 (5.4) 387 (94.6) 0.8 (0.5–1.3) 1.7 (0.4–7.3)
Highest 14 (3.5) 391 (96.5) 0.5 (0.3–0.9) 0.8 (0.2–3.6)
Khat chewing Yes 84 (5.0) 1600 (95.0) 0.5 (0.3–0.7)** 0.4 (0.2–0.8)**
No 33 (10.1) 293 (89.9) 1.0 1.0
  1. **p < 0.05: significant association, COR Crude Odds Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio