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Table 5 Association between socio-demographic characteristics and knowledge

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice about cancer of the uterine cervix among women living in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

   N (%) with score ≥61 Crude OR 95% CI Adjusted OR2 95% CI
Age, years 10 – 19 18 (27.7) 1.00**   1.00  
  20 – 29 80 (36.0) 1.47 0.80 - 2.70 0.56 0.26 - 1.22
  30 – 39 80 (53.3) 2.98 1.59 - 5.61 1.52 0.62 - 3.71
  40 – 49 28 (52.8) 2.92 1.36 - 6.29 1.33 0.46 - 3.86
  50 – 59 13 (59.1) 3.77 1.38 - 10.34 1.56 0.39 - 6.27
  60 – 69 4 (57.1) 3.48 0.71 - 17.11 1.19 0.17 - 8.62
  70 – 79 2 (40.0) 1.74 0.27 - 11.29 2.53 0.22 - 28.54
Residence Centre 109 (48.7) 1.00***   1.00  
  East 18 (24.0) 0.33 0.18 - 0.60 0.47** 0.24 - 0.90
  West 16 (21.3) 0.29 0.16 - 0.53 0.27*** 0.13 - 0.55
  South 45 (60.0) 1.58 0.93 - 2.69 2.13** 1.14 - 3.99
  North 37 (49.3) 1.03 0.61 - 1.73 0.51** 0.27 - 0.96
Marital status Married 101 (50.0) 1.00**   1.00  
  Single 105 (37.5) 0.60 0.42 - 0.87 0.44** 0.24 - 0.81
  Widowed 10 (58.8) 1.43 0.52 - 3.90 1.23 0.33 - 4.50
  Divorced 6 (33.3) 0.50 0.18 - 1.38 0.50 0.15 - 1.69
Education No school/primary 38 (36.2) 1.00***   1.00  
  Secondary 104 (34.4) 0.93 0.58 - 1.47 1.15 0.65 - 2.01
  Higher 80 (71.4) 4.41 2.49 - 7.81 7.65*** 3.31 - 17.66
Occupation Non-formal income 105 (35.1) 1.00***   1.00  
  Student 57 (46.3) 1.60 1.04 - 2.44 1.60 0.79 - 3.26
  Formal income 62 (63.3) 3.18 1.98 - 5.11 3.35*** 1.85 - 6.09
Religion Catholic 76 (51.0) 1.00**   1.00  
  Protestant 37 (56.1) 1.23 0.68 - 2.19 1.40 0.70 - 2.81
  Other 111 (36.2) 0.54 0.37 - 0.81 0.93 0.57 - 1.51
Parity 0 births 42 (34.4) 1.00**    
  1 to 2 births 54 (36.0) 1.07 0.65 - 1.77   
  3 or more births 78 (48.1) 1.77 1.09 - 2.87   
  1. OR: odds ratio; crude OR: odds ratio by bivariate analysis.
  2. 95% CI: confidence interval at the 95% level.
  3. *: 0.05 ≤ p < 0.2; **: 0.001 ≤ p < 0,05; ***: p < 0.001.
  4. 1Absolute number and proportion of women belonging to a specific category who got a sufficient score on knowledge, e.g. out of 65 women aged 10 to 19 years, 18 (27.7%) had a score of ≥6 points.
  5. 2Adjusted OR: odds ratio by multiple logistic regression (variables in the model: age, residence, marital status, education, occupation, and religion).