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Table 3 Variables associated with compliance in bivariate analysis, in Bebeka coffee plantation, Southwest Ethiopia, February 2008

From: Factors associated with compliance with community directed treatment with ivermectin for onchocerciasis control in Southwestern Ethiopia

Variable Case No (%) Control No (%) COR (95% CI) p-value
Employment status     
   Not-employed 65 (28.9) 90 (40.0) 1.0 0.01
   Employed 160(71.1) 135 (60.0) 1.64 (1.11-2.43)  
Age     
   35 and lower 141 (62.7) 164 (72.9) 1.0 0.03
   36 and above 84 (37.3) 61 (27.1) 1.60(1.07-2.39)  
Perceived risk of having the disease     
   High 124 (55.1) 90 (40.0) 1.84 (1.27-2.68) <0.001
   Low 101 (44.9) 135 (60.0) 1.0  
Family supports your intake of ivermectin     
   Yes 154 (68.4) 124 (55.1) 1.77 (1.20-2.60) <0.001
   Not accounted 71 (31.6) 101 (44.9) 1.0  
Attitude towards the drug     
   Favorable attitude 140 (64.2) 100 (44.4) 2.06 (1.41-3.00) <0.001
   Unfavorable attitude 85 (37.8) 125 (55.6) 1.0  
Knowledge about community directed treatment with ivermectin     
   Knowledgeable 88(39.1) 68 (30.2) 1.48 (1.01-2.19) 0.04
   Not knowledgeable 137 (60.8) 157 (69.8) 1.0  
Participated in community meetings to select community drug distributors     
   Yes 73 (32.4) 51 (22.7) 1.63 (1.07-2.48) 0.02
   No 152(67.6) 174 (77.3) 1.0  
Perceived performance of community drug distributors as     
   Well and very well 209 (92.9) 178 (79.1) 3.45 (1.89-6.23) <0.001
   Poor and very poor 16(7.1) 47 (20.9) 1.0  
Measuring height is the best way of dose determination     
   Yes 221 (98.2) 194 (87.4) 7.97 (2.75-23.14) <0.001
   No 4 (1.8) 28 (12.6) 1.0  
  1. COR = Crude Odds Ration, CI = Confidence Interval