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Table 4 Independent predictors of compliance with Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin, Bebeka coffee plantation, Southwest Ethiopia, 2008

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

Variables Case No (%) Control No (%) COR (95% CI) AOR* (95% CI) P-value
Employment status      <0.01
   Not-employed 65 (28.9) 90 (40.0) 1.0 1.0  
   Employed 160(71.1) 135 (60.0) 1.64 (1.11-2.43) 1.68 (1.11-2.61)  
Perceived risk of having the disease      <0.001
   High 124 (55.1) 90 (40.0) 1.84 (1.27-2.68) 1.98 (1.32-2.95)  
   Low 101 (44.9) 135 (60.0) 1.0 1.0  
Family supports your intake of ivermectin      
   Yes 154 (68.4) 124 (55.1) 1.77 (1.20-2.60) 1.86 (1.22-2.84) <0.001
   Not accounted 71 (31.6) 101 (44.9) 1.0 1.0  
Perceived performance of community drug distributors      <0.001
   Well and very well 209 (92.9) 178 (79.1) 3.45 (1.89-6.23) 2.84 (1.50-5.37)  
   Poor and very poor 16(7.1) 47 (20.9) 1.0 1.0  
Measuring height is the best way of dose determination      <0.001
   Yes 221 (98.2) 194 (87.4) 7.97 (2.75-23.14) 6.37 (2.10-19.29)  
   No 4 (1.8) 28 (12.6) 1.0 1.0  
  1. COR = Crud Odds Ratio, AOR = Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI = Confidence interval. * Adjusted for variables indicated in table 2.