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Table 4 Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis of self medication practice among participants, Meket district, Northeast Ethiopia, 2017(n = 722)

From: Self-medication practice and associated factors among adult household members in Meket district, Northeast Ethiopia, 2017

Variables Category Self medication practice COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes No
Sex Female 153 231 1.45(1.07, 1.97)* 1.11(0.76, 1.63)
Male 106 232 1 1
Age in year 18–24 32 60 1 1
25–34 51 129 0.74(0.43, 1.27) 0.86(0.45, 1.66)
35–44 60 120 0.94 (0.58, 1.52) 1.29(0.62, 2.69)
45–54 44 69 1.2(0.68, 2.12) 1.42(0.64, 3.17)
> 55 72 85 1.54(0.93, 2.79) 1.73(0.80, 3.75)
Marital status Married 140 310 1 1
Unmarried 42 63 1.48(0.95, 2.29) 2.17(1.18, 4.01)**
Divorced 44 58 1.68(1.08, 2.61)* 1.28(0.76, 2.14)
Widowed 33 32 2.28(1.35, 3.86)* 1.32(0.704, 2.48)
Level of education Unable to read and write 124 179 1 1
Only able to read and write 41 96 0.62(0.40, 0.95) 0.73(0.45, 1.20)
1-8grade 34 71 0.69(0.43, 1.10) 0.82(0.45, 1.48)
9-12grade 20 43 0.67(0.38, 1.2) 0.55(0.25, 1.23)
Diploma and above 40 74 0.78(0.50, 1.23) 0.85(0.42, 1.71)
Average household monthly income <150birr 27 31 1.62(0.91, 2.91) 1.28(0.62, 2.66)
150-500birr 109 183 1.11(0.77, 1.59) 1.22(0.75, 2.01)
501–1000 birr 43 100 0.80(0.51, 1.26) 0.91(0.52, 1.58)
> 1000 birr 80 149 1 1
Place of residence Urban 82 115 1 1
Rural 117 348 0.47(0.51, 0.99)* 1.97(0.69, 5.64)
Accessibility of pharmacy Yes 89 108 1.72(1.23, 2.41)* 3.71(1.31, 10.51)**
No 170 355 1 1
Presence of medication at home Yes 58 47 2.56(1.68, 3.69)* 1.80(1.11, 2.92)**
No 201 416 1 1
Previous experience of SMP Yes 185 217 2.83(2.05, 3.93)* 1.78(1.22, 2.61)**
No 74 246 1 1
Peer/family pressure Yes 128 98 3.64(2.62, 5.06)* 2.88(1.98, 4.13)**
No 131 365 1 1
Due to lack of time Yes 32 31 1.96(1.17, 3.30)* 1.61(0.90, 2.89)
No 227 432 1 1
Distance of health institution < 1 h 27 73 1 1
≥ 1 h 232 390 1.61(1.01, 2.57)* 1.45(0.85, 2.47)
  1. *Variables those were significant during univariate logistic analysis at P value < = 0.05
  2. **Variables that was found to have significant association during multivariate analysis at p value < = 0.05