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Table 7 Variables associated with comprehension status among study participants in WukiroKilte-awulaelo and Hintalo-wajirat districts,Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia, July 2013

From: Cluster randomized trial assessing the effects of rapid ethical assessment on informed consent comprehension in a low-resource setting

Variables Comprehension score status (N = 199) AOR (95 % CI) P-value
High (> = 75 %) f(%) Low (<75 %) f(%)
Age in years
 18–24 yrs. 23 (34.3 %) 49 (37.1 %) 1.09 (0.38, 3.10) 0.876
 25–31 yrs. 26 (38.8 %) 49 (37.1 %) 1 ( Reference gp)  
 32–38 yrs. 16 (23.9 %) 28 (21.1 %) 1.7 (0.64, 4.55) 0.285
Marital status
 Married 58 (86.6 %) 108 (81.8 %) 1 (Reference gp)  
 Single 3 (4.5 %) 10 (7.6 %) 1.05 (0.17, 6.58) 0.955
 Divorced 4 (6.0 %) 9 (6.8 %) 0.59 (0.14, 2.53) 0.479
Religion
 Ortho. Christian 54 (80.6 %) 118 (89.4 %) 1 (Reference gp)  
 Muslim 13 (19.4 %) 10 (7.6 %) 2.4 (0.80, 7.15) 0.089
Educational status
 Not able to read and write 13 (19.4 %) 45 (34.1 %) 1 (Reference gp)  
 Able to read and write 6 (9.0 %) 11 (8.3 %) 2.20 (0.48, 10.15) 0.314
 Within or completed primary school 15 (22.4 %) 35 (26.5 %) 2.23 (0.57, 8.72) 0.251
 Within or completed secondary school 20 (29.9 %) 31 (23.5 %) 2.37 (0.52, 10.86) 0.266
 Diploma and above 13 (19.4 %) 10 (7.6 %) 6.68 (1.01, 44.03) 0.048
Occupation
 House wife 8 (11.9 %) 63 (47.7 %) 1 (Reference gp)  
 Private employee 4 (6.0 %) 10 (7.6 %) 3.39 (0.64, 17.92 0.151
 Government employee 15 (22.4 %) 13 (9.8 %) 2.91 (0.62, 13.67) 0.177
 Merchant 18 (26.9 %) 16 (12.1 %) 5.43 (1.78, 16.60) 0.003
 Farmer 18 26.9 %) 24 (8.2 %) 9.05(2.79, 29.23) 0.000
Monthly family income
 = < 500 ETB 3 (4.5 %) 13 (9.8 %) 0.67 (0.13, 3.35) 0.623
 >500 & < 1000 ETB 9 (13.5 %) 51 (38.6 %) 0.38 (0.15, 0.96) 0.041
 > = 1000 ETB 55 (82.1 %) 68 (51.5 %) 1 (Reference gp)  
Previous participation
 Yes 21 (18.4 %) 15 (17.6 %) 2.77 (1.01, 7.58) 0.047
 No 85 (74.6 %) 60 (70.6 %) 1 (Reference gp)