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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression by disease conditions – Leprosy vs TB

From: Socio-cultural features and help-seeking preferences for leprosy and tuberculosis: a cultural epidemiological study in a tribal district of Maharashtra, India

Variables Disease condition (Leprosy vs TB)
AOR 95 % CI p-value
Constant 1.222   0.859
Age    
 <=32 years Reference   
 >32 years 2.643 0.832–8.394 0.099
Gender    
 Female Reference   
 Male 1.480 0.494–4.438 0.484
Literacy    
 Literate Reference   
 Illiterate 0.313 0.103–0.953 0.041
Marital status    
 Widowed/Divorced/Separated/Cohabiting Reference   
 Unmarried 0.218 0.021–2.249 0.201
 Married 0.538 0.100–2.900 0.471
Occupation    
 Other Reference   
 Labourer 0.197 0.050–0.768 0.019
 Cultivator/Land owner 0.218 0.054–0.872 0.031
Tribal community    
 Non-tribal Reference   
 Tribal 0.601 0.142–2.535 0.488
Perceived causes    
 Food 8.079 2.408–27.112 0.001
 Smoking 3.752 1.595–8.828 0.002
 Anatomical or physical problem 0.096 0.019–0.470 0.004
 Constitutional weakness 5.579 2.131–14.608 <0.0001
 Demons, fate, God, stars, karma 3.258 1.776–5.976 <0.0001
 Evil eye, sorcery etc. 0.424 0.182–0.984 0.046
  1. Multivariate logistic regression model: outcome variable—disease condition Leprosy vs TB, where Leprosy is reference category, for Perceived causes—Not reported is reference category, R2 = 0.568