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Table 3 Factors associated with correct knowledge of causes and prevention of cervical cancer among 134 women with the disease in Harare

From: Cervical cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of women aged at least 25 years in Harare, Zimbabwe

  Women with cervical cancer [N = 134]
Correct knowledge of causes Correct knowledge of prevention
Variables OR, (95% CI) p value OR, (95% CI) p value
Residence
 Urban 25.12 (0.82 to 767) 0.065 0.38 (0.01 to 19.1) 0.625
 Rural Ref Ref
Age (years)
 25–44 Ref Ref
 45 or more 0.02 (0.00 to 0.15) 0.004 0.17 (0.01 to 5.63) 0.328
Marital status
 Married/co-habiting 6.00 (0.08 to 473) 0.599 0.08 (0.00 to 72.0) 0.716
 Never married
 Widowed 0.99 (0.07 to 14.10) 0.994 0.04 (0.00 to 1.54) 0.085
 Divorced or separated Ref Ref
Religion
 Roman Catholic 1.80 (0.03 to 120) 0.787 0.35 (0.00 to 42.0) 0.665
 Protestant 2.27 (0.04 to 143) 0.697 58.64 (0.32 to 1069) 0.125
 Pentecostal 0.56 (0.00 to 39) 0.786 0.07 (0.00 to 5.56) 0.238
 Apostolic sect 5.85 (0.05 to 709) 0.470 169 (0.36 to 7965) 0.102
 Other Ref Ref
Occupation
 Unemployed 2.87 (0.13 to 65) 0.508 1.19 (0.05 to 26.6) 0.912
 Professional 0.00 (0.00 to 6.84) 0.116 284 (0.00 to 7340) 0.567
 Other Ref
Household monthly income (US$)
 No income 0.02 (0.00 to 0.07) 0.007 0.13 (0.00 to 74.0) 0.843
  < 600 0.02 (0.00 to 0.13) 0.015 0.03 (0.00 to 1.02) 0.717
 600–1000 0.52(0.00 to 107) 0.897 4.12 (0.00 to 708) 0.200
 1200 or more Ref Ref
Wealth quintiles
 Poor Ref
 Middle 0.01 (0.00 to 0.66) 0.032
 Rich 0.33 (0.00 to 3.73) 0.157
Watching TV per week
 Daily 0.01 (0.00 to 0.14) 0.007 0.18 (0.00 to 36.1) 0.525
 1–6 times 0.02 (0.00 to 0.92) 0.045 1.67 (0.04 to 62.9) 0.782
 Never Ref
Listening to radio per week
 Daily 394 (11.02 to 1406) 0.001 77 (1.89 to 3114) 0.022
 1–6 times 100 (2.95 to 3364) 0.010 174 (2.42 to 1255) 0.018
 Never Ref Ref
Reading newspaper per week
 Daily 14.5 (0.64 to 3263) 0.333 188 (0.36 to 9840) 0.076
 1–6 times 1.60 (0.10 to 243) 0.857 0.04 (0.00 to 2.68) 0.097
 Never Ref 10.1 (0.01 to 7837) 0.418
  1. Bold shows factors that were significant