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Table 3 Determinants of knowledge about vasectomy among married men in Dangila town, Awi zone, Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia, June – July 2014

From: Educational status as determinant of men’s knowledge about vasectomy in Dangila town administration, Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Knowledge about vasectomy Crude OR Adjusted OR
Yes No
Age (in years)
• 21–30 93 74 2.16(1.38 – 3.41) * 1.5(0.81 – 2.76)
• 31–40 141 184 1.32(0.88 – 1.97) 0.90(0.53 – 1.51)
• 41–50 103 130 1.36(0.89 – 2.08) 1.01(0.62 – 1.64)
• >50 54 93 1 1
Ethnicity
• Amhara 238 258 1 1
• Awi 141 220 0.69(0.53 – 0.92) * 0.75(0.56 – 1.02)
• Others* 12 3 4.34(1.21 – 15.55) * 2.94(0.80 – 10.77)
Religion
• Orthodox 354 442 1 1
• Muslim 25 31 1.01(0.58 – 1.74) 1.05(0.58 – 1.90)
• Protestant 12 8 1.87(0.76 – 4.63) 1.04(0.41 – 2.69)
Educational status
• No formal education 39 181 1 1
• Primary 21 48 2.03(1.09 – 3.77) * 1.70(0.90 – 3.23)
• Secondary 74 71 4.84(3.01 –7.78) * 4.10(2.48 – 6.75)*
• Above secondary 257 181 6.59(4.44 – 9.78) * 5.73(3.76 – 8.73)*
Number of live children
• No child 47 32 1 1
• 1 – 3 266 280 0.65(0.40 – 1.05) 0.87(0.50 – 1.52)
• > = 4 78 169 0.31(0.19- 0.53) * 0.72(0.36 – 1.46)
Occupation
• Farmer 52 146 1 1
• Merchant 60 94 1.79(1.14 – 2.82) 0.50(0.10 – 2.41)
• Gov’t employee 258 166 4.36(3.00 – 6.33) 0.90(0.18 – 4.53)
• Other** 21 75 0.79(0.44 – 1.40) 0.26(0.05 – 1.33)
Residence
• Rural 53 145 1 1
• Urban 338 336 2.75(1.94 – 3.90) 1.32(0.29 – 5.99)
  1. Other* refers to Oromo and Tigrie, *means significant at 5%level of significance and 95% level of confidence
  2. Other** refers to daily laborer, unemployed and small business