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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of socio-demographic factors associated with borrowing and sharing prescription medicine

From: Prevalence of borrowing and sharing prescription medicines and associated socio-demographic factors: findings from COBERS health centres in northern Uganda

  Frequency Borrow Prescription Medicine Share Prescription medicine
Variable n (%) AOR 95% CI P-value AOR 95% CI P-value
Age groups
 60 and above years 117 (7.2) 1.00    1.00   
  ≤ 19 Years 105 (6.5) 2.64 1.47–4.74 0.001 4.17 2.24–7.76 < 0.001
 20–29 years 532 (33.0) 2.78 1.71–4.50 < 0.001 3.91 2.46–6.29 < 0.001
 30–39 years 489 (30.3) 1.90 1.18–3.06 0.009 2.94 2.05–4.21 < 0.001
 40–49 years 236 (14.6) 1.83 1.15–2.92 0.011 2.22 1.29–3.82 0.004
 50–59 years 135 (8.4) 1.65 0.94–2.91 0.083 1.87 0.88–3.98 0.103
Sex
 Male 512 (31.7) 1.00    1.00   
 Female 1102 (68.3) 2.01 1.58–2.55 < 0.001 2.50 1.70–3.47 < 0.001
Level of education
 None 377 (23.3) 1.00    1.00   
 Primary education 786 (48.7) 0.94 0.69–1.27 0.676 0.92 0.73–1.15 0.442
 Ordinary level secondary education 345 (21.4) 0.80 0.56–1.45 0.227 1.09 0.71–1.66 0.691
 Advanced level high school education 87 (05.4) 0.94 0.51–1.74 0.840 0.98 0.63–1.53 0.946
 Tertiary education 19 (01.2) 0.39 0.11–1.36 0.139 0.47 0.19–1.18 0.108
Religious affiliation
 Catholic 940 (58.2) 1.00    1.00   
 Protestant 590 (36.6) 1.15 0.93–1.41 0.189 1.11 0.90–1.36 0.340
 Muslim 12 (0.8) 0.58 0.16–2.09 0.404 0.89 0.34–2.30 0.807
 SDA 15 (0.9) 0.12 0.01–1.09 0.060 0.12 0.01–1.47 0.096
 Pentecostal 57 (03.5) 1.69 1.02–2.81 0.042 2.15 1.15–4.03 0.017
Occupation
 Peasant farmer 1149 (71.2) 1.00    1.00   
 Employed Salary Earning 171 (10.6) 0.44 0.25–0.78 0.005 0.51 0.23–1.09 0.083
 Businessperson 294 (18.2) 1.12 0.84–1.50 0.428 1.80 1.16–2.80 0.009
Marital status
 Single 362 (22.4) 1.00    1.00   
 Married/Cohabiting 1252 (77.6) 1.14 0.87–1.47 0.340 1.17 0.87–1.57 0.311
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, Single Single/Widow/Divorce/Widower, SDA Seventh Day Adventist