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Table 4 Association between lymphatic filariasis knowledge and respondents’ demographic factors

From: Lymphatic filariasis in Peninsular Malaysia: a cross-sectional survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of residents

Variables Knowledge of lymphatic filariasis
Prevalence (%) Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) P-value
Sex    
 Female 86.1 1.19 (0.895, 1.570) 0.130
 Male 79.2 1  
Age group    
 ≥40 years 89.0 1.56 (0.818, 2.968) 0.104
 <40 years 81.5 1  
Education level    
 ≥6 years formal education 85.1 1.10 (0.934, 1.294) 0.138
 No formal education 75.0 1  
Occupation    
 Employed 87.4 1.33 (0.859, 2,055) 0.114
 Unemployed or housewife 80.7 1  
Monthly income    
 ≤ RM 500.00 ($160.00) 90.9 1.36 (0.188, 9.828) 0.611
 > RM 500.00 ($160.00) 87.7 1