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Table 3 Association between having a good knowledge and sociodemographic factors

From: Knowledge of cervical cancer risk factors among Palestinian women: a national cross-sectional study

Characteristic Good knowledge
n (%) COR (95% CI) p value AOR (95% CI)a p value
Age group
18–20 157 (9.4) Ref Ref Ref Ref
21–40 1016 (60.8) 1.17 (0.97–1.41) 0.11 1.17 (0.92–1.48) 0.20
41 or older 497 (29.8) 1.29 (1.05–1.58) 0.015 129 (0.98–1.69) 0.07
Educational level
Illiterate 40 (2.4) Ref Ref Ref Ref
Primary 112 (6.7) 0.82 (0.53–1.26) 0.37 0.75 (0.48–1.17) 0.21
Preparatory 260 (15.6) 0.70 (0.47–1.05) 0.08 0.67 (0.44–1.00) 0.051
Secondary 513 (30.7) 0.63 (0.43–0.92) 0.018 0.63 (0.42–0.94) 0.023
Diploma 162 (9.7) 0.58 (0.39–0.88) 0.010 0.63 (0.41–0.97) 0.035
Bachelor 540 (32.3) 0.68 (0.46–1.00) 0.053 0.76 (0.50–1.14) 0.19
Postgraduate 43 (2.6) 0.98 (0.59–1.66) 0.95 1.17 (0.67–2.04) 0.57
Occupation
Housewife 1144 (68.5) Ref Ref Ref Ref
Employed 316 (18.9) 0.83 (0.72–0.96) 0.012 0.81 (0.68–0.96) 0.016
Retired 13 (0.8) 0.71 (0.39–1.30) 0.27 0.76 (0.40–1.43) 0.39
Student 197 (11.8) 0.90 (0.76–1.07) 0.24 1.05 (0.82–1.35) 0.71
Monthly income
 < 1450 NIS 619 (37.1) Ref Ref Ref Ref
 ≥ 1450 NIS 1051 (62.9) 0.83 (0.74–0.93) 0.002 0.85 (0.72–0.99) 0.038
Marital status
Single 362 (21.7) Ref Ref Ref Ref
Married 1226 (73.4) 1.14 (1.00–1.31) 0.047 1.06 (0.89–1.26) 0.55
Divorced 39 (2.3) 1.21 (0.83–1.78) 0.32 1.17 (0.79–1.74) 0.44
Widowed 43 (2.6) 1.05 (0.74–1.51) 0.78 0.85 (0.57–1.26) 0.41
Residency
Gaza strip 670 (40.1) Ref Ref Ref Ref
WBJ 1000 (59.9) 0.87 (0.78–0.97) 0.016 0.97 (0.83–1.13) 0.66
Having a chronic disease
No 1314 (78.7) Ref Ref Ref Ref
Yes 356 (21.3) 1.13 (0.99––1.30) 0.07 1.05 (0.90–1.22) 0.58
Knowing someone with cancer
No 611 (36.6) Ref Ref Ref Ref
Yes 1059 (63.4) 1.34 (1.20–1.51)  < 0.001 1.34 (1.19–1.50)  < 0.001
Site of data collection
Public spaces 636 (38.1) Ref Ref Ref Ref
Hospitals 442 (26.5) 0.99 (0.86–1.14) 0.87 0.94 (0.81–1.10) 0.45
Primary healthcare centers 592 (35.4) 1.02 (0.90–1.16) 0.78 0.96 (0.84–1.10) 0.58
  1. COR, crude odds ratio; AOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; WBJ, West Bank and Jerusalem
  2. aAdjusted for age-group, educational level, occupation, monthly income, marital status, residency, having a chronic disease, knowing someone with cancer, and site of data collection