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Table 4 Socio-demographic factors influencing HIV knowledge

From: Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among older adults (50 years and above) in a peri-urban setting: a descriptive cross-sectional study

VariableKnowledge of HIV scoreUnivariateMultivariate*
 <  50>  50OR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Age
 50–5531301.001.00
 56–601080.49 (0.41–3.02)1.21 (0.35–4.31)
 61–655102.61(0.17–2.78)1.38 (0.04–2.29)
 >  65423.12 (1.98–21.0)1.99 (0.12–2.01)
Gender
 Male30271.001.00
 Female23204.23(3.11–4.87)3.12(2.01–3.92)
Marital Status
 Married37301.001.00
 Not married132010.8 (3.54–14.49)3.03 (1.63–58.26)
Level of Education
 None10281.001.00
 BECE/O level22211.08 (0.48–12.39)1.62 (0.41–4.60)
 SSCE/A level431.18 (0.32–4.01)2.00 (0.17–21.05)
 HND/Bachelors661.33 (0.81–1.92)1.09 (0.14–1.78)
Employment Status
 Unemployed321.001.00
 Employed45508.21(0.12–2.18)2.28(1.03–9.61)
Religion
 Christian20351.001.00
 Muslim19203.11(1.13–4.18)0.22 (0.18–2.95)
 Traditionalist231.15 (0.31–4.05)2.01 (0.13–21.08)
 No religion011.68 (0.53–1.97)1.15 (0.11–1.73)
HIV Status
 Not positive12381.001.00
 Positive27232.51(3.10–20.19)2.25(1.02–8.68)*
  1. *Mutually adjusted, OR = Odds Ratio, CI = Confidence Interval, AOR = Adjusted Odds Ratio, 1.00 = Reference group, *p < 0.05
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