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Table 3 Proportion and Predictors of Knowledge of Alcohol Causing Oral Cancer

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

Characteristics Knowledge of alcohol causing oral cancer Odds Ratio 95% CI p-value
Yes (n/%) No (n/%)
Age (years)
 18–30a 71 (47.0) 80 (53.0) 1.00   
 31–60 173 (37.0) 295 (63.0) 0.63 0.45–0.93 0.0187
 61–80 75 (43.4) 98 (56.7) 0.84 0.54–1.30 0.4302
Gender
 Male 116 (38.9) 182 (61.1) 0.91 0.68–1.22 0.5170
 Femalea 203 (41.3) 289 (58.7) 1.00   
Education
 Ia 37 (50.0) 37 (50.0) 1.00   
 II 244 (40.3) 361 (59.7) 0.71 0.45–1.12 0.1406
 III 36 (34.3) 69 (65.7) 0.55 0.30–0.99 0.0443
Current smoker
 Yes 106 (42.6) 143 (57.4) 1.17 0.86–1.59 0.3203
 Noa 205 (38.8) 323 (61.2) 1.00   
Cigarettes/day
 0a 211 (38.9) 311 (61.1) 1.00   
 1–19 65 (42.8) 87 (57.2) 1.15 0.80–1.66 0.4436
 20+ 31 (44.3) 39 (55.7) 1.23 0.74–2.02 0.4252
Alcohol drinker
 Yes 164 (37.5) 273 (62.5) 0.77 0.58–1.02 0.0714
 Noa 154 (43.9) 197 (56.1) 1.00   
Drink/week
 0 to < 1a 226 (41.0) 325 (59.0) 1.00   
 1 to 4 71 (39.7) 108 (60.3) 0.93 0.66–1.32 0.6942
 5 to 7 12 (30.8) 27 (69.2) 0.63 0.31–1.27 0.1976
Dental patient
 Yes 221 (44.7) 274 (55.3) 1.61 1.19–2.16 0.0019
 Noa 100 (33.4) 199 (66.6) 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)