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Table 3 Risk factors for utilization of cervical cancer screening service among female primary school teachers in Ilala Municipality, June 2010: A multivariable analysis

From: Utilization of cervical cancer screening services and its associated factors among primary school teachers in Ilala Municipality, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variable Adjusted OR 95 % CI P value
Age group (in years)    
 20–29 Ref Ref -
 30–39 1.10 0.56–2.13 0.787
 40–49 0.94 0.42–2.13 0.884
 50 and above 2.74 1.18–6.38 0.020
Knows cervical cancer is preventable    
 Yes Ref Ref -
 No 0.42 0.09–2.02 0.277
 I don’t know 0.12 0.06–0.31 <0.001
Involve spouse in making decision    
 Yes Ref Ref -
 No 3.56 2.05–6.18 <0.001
Procedures for screening is disgraceful    
 Yes Ref Ref -
 No 2.22 0.89–5.56 0.089
  1. Bolded results are statistically significant at P ≤ 0.05 (Wald P value). OR denotes Odds Ratios and 95 % CI denote 95 % confidence intervals