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Table 2 Proportions and Predictors of Knowledge of Tobacco Causing Oral Cancer

From: Patient awareness/knowledge towards oral cancer: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics Knowledge of tobacco causing oral cancer Odds Ratio 95% CI p-value
Yes (n/%) No (n/%)    
Age (years)  
 18–30a 148 (97.4) 04 (2.6) 1.00   
 31–60 449 (95.3) 22 (4.7) 0.54 0.19–1.61 0.2701
 61–80 165 (95.4) 08 (4.6) 0.55 0.16–1.86 0.3370
Gender  
 Male 285 (96.3) 11 (3.7) 1.20 0.57–2.51 0.6325
 Femalea 476 (95.6) 22 (4.4) 1.00   
Educational level  
 Ia 069 (92.0) 06 (8.0)    
 II 585 (96.1) 24 (3.9) 1.85 0.73–4.67 0.1918
 III 100 (96.2) 04 (3.9) 1.90 0.52–6.96 0.3333
Current Smoker  
 Yes 239 (95.2) 12 (4.8) 0.79 0.38–1.62 0.5080
 Noa 510 (96.2) 20 (3.8) 1.00   
Cigarettes/day  
 0a 524 (96.5) 19 (3.5) 1.00   
 1–19 146 (95.4) 07 (4.6) 0.79 0.33–1.90 0.6014
 20+ 065 (91.6) 06 (8.4) 0.41 0.16–1.06 0.0647
Alcohol drinker  
 Yes 423 (97.0) 13 (3.0) 1.94 0.95–3.95 0.0691
 Noa 336 (94.4) 20 (5.6) 1.00   
Drink/week  
 0 to < 1a 530 (95.5) 25 (4.5) 1.00   
 1 to 4 172 (97.2) 05 (2.8) 1.61 0.61–4.25 0.3379
5 to 7 036 (92.3) 03 (7.7) 0.56 0.16–1.94 0.3617
Dental patient
 Yes 477 (95.8) 21 (4.2) 1.03 0.51–2.09 0.9369
 Noa 287 (95.7) 13 (4.3) 1.00   
  1. a‘referent’ group: I = (no schooling+ Grades 1to 12); II = (High school diploma+ some college+ Associate degree); III = (Bachelor’s degree+ Master’s degree+ Professional degree)