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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis

From: Self medication practice and associated factors among students of Asmara College of Health Sciences, Eritrea: a cross sectional study

Variable Self-medication
(n = 232)
No self-medication
(n = 61)
COR[95% CI] AOR[95% CI]
Sex (n = 291)
Male 108(72.5%) 41(27.5%)   
Female 122 (85.9%) 20 (14.1%) 2.31 [1.27–4.19]** 2.84[1.33–6.05]**
Residence (n = 289)
Rural 42 (62.7%) 25 (37.3%)   
Urban 186 (83.8%) 36 (16.2%) 3.07 [1.67–5.66]***
Monthly income/ allowance(n = 287)
Don’t have income 160 (76.2%) 50 (23.8%)   
Have income 69 (95.8%) 8 (4.2%) 2.69 [1.21–5.98]* 5.53[1.96–15.63]**
Year of study
First year 78 (73.8%) 28 (26.4%)   
Second year 56 (73.7%) 20 (26.3%)  
Third year 61 (88.4%) 8 (11.6%) 2.73[1.16–6.43]*
Fourth year 37 (88.1%) 5 (11.9%)  
School
Public Health 15 (62.5%) 9 (37.5%)   
Allied Health Professions 72 (80.0%) 18 (20.0%)   7.82[2.08–29.44]**
Nursing 84 (75.0%) 28 (25.0%)   6.19 [1.77–21.59]**
Pharmacy 61 (91.0%) 6 (19.0%) 6.1[1.87–19.79]** 25.75 [4.85–136.70]***
Mother’s education(n = 290)
Illiterate 26 (68.4%) 12 (31.6%)   
Can read and write – Elementary 73 (76.0%) 23 (24.0%) 1.465 [.639–3.357]
Middle - Secondary 91 (82.7%) 19 (17.3%) 2.211 [.951–5.141]
Tertiary 36 (90.0%) 4 (10.0%) 4.154 [1.203–14.339]*
Mother’s work(n = 290)
Don’t have work 65 (89.0%) 8 (11.0%)   
Have work 165 (76.0%) 52 (24.0%) 2.56 [1.15–5.68]*
Father’s work(n = 284)
Group 1 78 (70.9%) 32 (29.1%)   
Group 2 146 (83.9%) 28 (16.1%) 2.14[1.20–3.81]*
N.B. p ≤ 0.05(*), p ≤ 0.01(**), p ≤ 0.001(***)