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Table 4 Factors associated with STIs related care-seeking behavior for among reproductive age women in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016

From: Sexually transmitted infections related care-seeking behavior and associated factors among reproductive age women in Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2016 demographic and health survey

Explanatory variable Care-seeking behavior for STIs
Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Residence
Urban 1 1
Rural 0.31 (0.20, 0.47) 1.18 (0.36, 3.84)
Educational status
No education 1 1
Primary 2.05 (1.32, 3.20) 1.08 (0.54, 2.18)
Secondary 3.90 (1.88, 8.08) 1.19 (0.34, 4.16)
Higher 2.36 (1.27, 4.39) 0.16 (0.03, 0.87)*
Women currently working
Yes 1 1
No 1.48 (1.00, 2.18) 0.79 (0.42, 1.47)
Husband occupation
Not working 1 1
Professional 8.71 (3.30, 23.02) 3.93 (1.27, 12.18)
Agriculture 1.55 (0.59, 4.04) 1.00 (0.33, 3.00)
Unskilled 5.72 (1.30, 25.16) 6.99 (1.34, 36.48)*
Don’t know 23.73 (5.67, 99.38) 12.79 (2.24,73.11)**
Husband education
No education 1 1
Primary 0.95 (0.55, 1.65) 0.79 (0.38, 1.63)
Secondary 3.09 (1.47, 6.49) 0.92 (0.31, 2.73)
Higher 5.41 (2.67, 10.99) 5.66 (1.36, 23.51)*
Don’t know 29.39 (1.75, 493.43) 18.37 (0.68, 498.00)
Wealth index
Poorest 1 1
Poorer 1.76 (0.76, 4.05) 2.97 (0.95, 9.29)
Middle 1.65 (0.70, 3.91) 2.90 (0.95, 8.88)
Richer 4.34 (1.98, 9.50) 4.68 (1.52, 14.39)**
Richest 6.78 (3.30, 13.94) 6.89 (1.90, 24.81)**
Frequency of watching television
Not at all 1 1
Less than once a week 1.76 (1.03, 3.01) 1.90 (0.85, 4.28)
At least once a week 3.57 (2.14, 5.95) 1.51 (0.48, 4.74)
Frequency of reading newspaper
Not at all 1 1
Less than once a week 2.80 (1.54, 5.09) 0.62 (0.22, 1.77)
At least once a week 1.98 (0.91, 4.30) 0.62 (0.15, 2.64)
Ever heard about STIs
No 1 1
Yes 6.58 (2.03, 21.34) 11.98 (1.25, 115.13)
Ever been tested for HIV
No 1 1
Yes 3.10 (2.05, 4.69) 1.15 (0.62, 2.14)
Currently pregnant
Yes 1 1
No 1.77(0.89, 3.49) 4.87 (1.93, 12.28)**
  1. *Significant at p < to 0.05; **significant at p < to 0.01