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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis about factors associated with the delay in seeking treatment of POP patients at selected general and referral Hospitals of Southern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Factors associated with delay in seeking treatment among women with pelvic organ prolapse at selected general and referral hospitals of Southern Ethiopia, 2020

Variables Delayed treatments Early treatment COR(95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Lack of support     
 No 38 (74.5%) 13 (25.5%) 1 1
 Yes 66 (91.7%) 6 (8.3%) 5.2 (2.0–15.36) 5.2 (1.42–19.5)*
Low income     
 No 49 (76.6%) 15 (23.4%) 1 1
 Yes 55 (93.2%) 4 (6.8%) 4.2 (1.3–13.54) 5.8 (1.1–19.66)*
Lack of transportation     
 No 19 (57.6%) 14 (42.4%) 1 1
 Yes 85 (94.4%) 5 (5.6%) 8 (2.628–24.26) 2.2 (0.56–8.48)
Unavailability of treatment centers     
 No 75 (82.45) 16 (17.6%) 1  
 Yes 29 (90.6%) 3 (9.4%) 2.06 (0.56–7.6)
Believing POP as normal     
 No 70 (79.5%) 18 (20.5%) 1 1
 Yes 34 (97.1) 1 (2.9%) 8.74 (1.12–68.2) 9.9 (0.96–11.3)
Fear of surgery     
 No 53 (81.5%) 12 (18.5%) 1 1
 Yes 51 (87.9%) 7 (12.1%) 1.65 (0.6–4.52)
Culture influence     
 No 58 (81.7%) 13 (18.3%) 1  
 Yes 46 (88.5%) 6 (11.5%) 1.7 (0.61–4.87)
Fear of social stigma     
 No 40 (74.1%) 14 (25.9%) 1 1
 Yes 64 (92.8) 5 (7.2%) 4.48 (1.5–13.39) 4.7 (1.2–18.59)*
Fear of disclosure     
 No 42 (75%) 14 (25%) 1 1
 Yes 62 (92.5%) 5 (7.5%) 4.1 (1.4–12.34) 4 (0.99–16.43)
Being busy     
 No 62 (84.9%) 11 (15.1%) 1  
 Yes 42 (84%) 8 (16%) 0.93 (0.35–2.51)
  1. Key: AOR, adjusted odds ratios; COR, crude odds ratios
  2. *Statistically significant at P value ≤ 0.05 in multivariable logistic regression analysis