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Table 2 Multivariable logistic regression model of explanatory variables of PTB referral by HEW in Ethiopian Somali Region, 2014

From: Low contribution of health extension workers in identification of persons with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopian Somali Region pastoralists

Variable (n = 380) Referral by HEW p-value AOR (95% CI)
No (%) Yes (%)
Residence Urban (reference) 82 (84.5) 15 (15.5) 0.02 1
Rural 221 (78.1) 62 (21.9) 3.0 (1.8–2.8)
Community HE No (reference) 270 (93.1) 20 (6.9) <0.001 1
Yes 33 (36.7) 57 (63.3) 14.0 (6.6–29.5)
Home Visit from HEW No (reference) 194 (95.6) 9 (4.4) 0.001 1
Yes 109 (61.6) 68 (38.4) 2.8 (1.2–6.9)
Time to travel to HP on foot >30 min (reference) 137 (75.7)) 44 (24.3) 0.4 1
≤30 min 166 (83.4 33 (16.6) 0.8 (0.4–1.5)
Model HH graduate No (reference) 286 (91.7) 26 (8.3) <0.001 1
Yes 17 (25.0) 51 (75.0) 21.2 (9.5–47.3)
  1. HP Health Post, HE Health Education, HEW Health Extension Worker, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, PTB Pulmonary Tuberculosis. 1 in AOR column also implies reference group