Table 3

Factors associated with knowledge of epilepsy among adult residents of Debub Bench District of Bench Sheko Zone, SNNPR, August 2020

VariablesCategoriesKnowledge statusCORAOR
GoodPoor
SexMale175 (51.5)165 (48.5)11
Female156 (59.8)105 (40.2)1.40 (1.01 to 1.94)1.19 (0.75 to 1.88)
Age group18–199 (56.3)7 (43.7)2.86 (0.81 to 10.10)1.28 (0.29 to 5.60)
20–29133 (63.1)78 (36.9)3.79 (1.64 to 8.73)1.37 (0.49 to 3.79)
30–39118 (64.1)66 (35.9)3.97 (1.71 to 9.23)2.61 (0.97 to 6.99)
40–4948 (37.5)80 (62.5)1.33 (0.56 to 3.16)1.29 (0.47 to 3.57)
50–5914 (42.4)19 (57.6)1.64 (0.58 to 4.66)2.07 (0.63 to 6.77)
≥609 (31.0)20 (69.0)11
Educational statusNo education44 (28.3)111 (71.7)11
Primary123 (53.0)109 (47.0)2.85 (1.84 to 4.39)2.06 (1.27 to 3.34)*
Secondary95 (72.5)36 (27.5)6.66 (3.96 to 11.18)5.01 (2.62 to 9.58)*
Above secondary69 (83.1)14 (16.9)12.43 (6.35 to 24.35)5.67 (2.35 to 13.69)*
Marital statusSingle92 (62.5)55 (37.5)11
Married214 (56.2)167 (43.8)0.77 (0.52 to 1.13)1.58 (0.90 to 2.75)
Divorced16 (38.1)26 (61.9)0.37 (0.18 to 0.75)0.69 (0.29 to 1.64)
Widowed9 (29.0)22 (71.0)0.245 (0.11 to 0.57)0.77 (0.27 to 2.19)
Wealth indexLower91 (45.5)109 (54.5)11
Middle108 (54)92(46)1.41 (0.95 to 2.08)1.31 (0.83 to 2.07)
High132 (65.7)69 (34.3)2.29 (1.53 to 3.43)1.74 (1.09 to 2.78)*
OccupationFarmer85 (36.8)146 (63.2)11
Government employee59 (85.1)8 (14.9)12.67 (5.78 to 27.78)3.69 (1.39 to 9.83)*
Merchant81 (70.4)34 (29.6)4.09 (2.53 to 6.62)3.16 (1.80 to 5.54)*
Housewife48 (54.5)40 (45.5)2.06 (1.25 to 3.39)1.66 (0.95 to 2.89)
Student53 (60.9)34 (39.1)2.67 (1.61 to 4.44)1.46 (0.69 to 3.12)
Others5 (38.5)8 (61.5)1.07 (0.34 to 3.39)0.74 (0.20 to 2.67)
ResidenceRural195 (46.8)222 (53.2)11
Urban136 (73.9)48 (26.1)3.22 (2.20 to 4.72)2.15 (1.36 to 3.42)*
Presence of radioYes69 (61.1)44 (38.9)1.35 (0.89 to 2.04)
No262 (53.8)225 (46.2)11
Distance from health facility≤30 min129 (68.6)59 (31.4)2.28 (1.59 to 3.29)1.25 (0.77 to 2.03)
>30 min202 (48.9)211 (51.1)11
Presence of family member with epilepsyYes42 (62.7)25 (37.3)1.42 (0.84 to 2.40)1.55 (0.88 to 2.81)
No289 (54.1)245 (45.9)11
  • *Associated variables.

  • AOR, adjusted OR; COR, crude OR; SNNPR, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region.