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Table 5 Factors associated with the utilization of herbal medicine, Hossana, June, 2015

From: Prevalence of herbal medicine use and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at public health facilities in Hossana Town, Southern Ethiopia: facility based cross sectional study

Variable Use of herbal medicine N (%)   
No Yes COR at 95 % CI AOR at 95 % CI
Educational status
 No formal education 6 (17.1 %) 29 (82.9 %) 6.77 (2.445,18.726)* 4.41 (1.107,17.556)***
 Primary 18 (14 %) 111 (86 %) 8.63 (4.223,17.651)* 4.15 (1.506,11.447)**
 Secondary 36 (27.9 %) 93 (72.1 %) 3.62 (1.904,6.869)* 2.55 (1.083,6.025)***
 More than secondary 35 (58.3 %) 25 (41.7 %) 1 1
Occupation
 Housewife 28 (15.0 %) 159 (85.0 %) 1 1
 Students 7 (43.8 %) 9 (56.2 %) 5.68 (1.709,18.868)*** 5.68 (1.528,21.129)***
 Privately owned business 16 (26.2 %) 45 (73.8 %) 1.29 (0.286,5.774) 1.26 (0.231,6.858)
 Governmental employee 31 (50 %) 31 (50 %) 2..81 (.792,9.987) 2.55 (0.640,10.164)
 Non-governmental employee 7 (46.7 %) 8 (53.3 %) 1.00 (0.290,3.443) 1.63 (0.376,7.068)
 Others 6 (50 %) 6 (50 %) 1.14 (0.250,5.224) 1.97 (0.356,11.067)
Average monthly income
 <2116.22 47 (35.9 %) 84 (64.1 %) 1 1
 ≥2116.22 43 (20.6 %) 166 (79.4 %) 2.16 (1.323,3.525)** 1.07 (0.579,1.9770
Knowledge on use of herbal medicine
 Insufficient knowledge 26 (38.2 %) 42 (61.8 %) 1 1
 Sufficient knowledge 69 (24.2 %) 216 (75.8 %) 0.516 (0.295,0.903)*** 0.37 (0.189,0.789)**
Attitude towards use of herbal medicine
 Negative attitude 32 (18.9 %) 137 (81.1 %) 1 1
 Positive attitude 63 (34.2 %) 121 (65.8 %) 2.23 (1.365,3.641)* 1.67 (0.941,2.972)
Trimester of pregnancy
 First trimester 9 (52.9 %) 8 (47.1 %) 1 1
 Second trimester 44 (29.9 %) 103 (70.1 %) 0.25 (0.092,0.699)** 0.22 (0.078,0.762)***
 Third trimester 42 (22.2 %) 147 (77.8 %) 0.67 (0.409,1.094) 0.74 (0.414,1.312)
  1. Significant at p ≤ 0.001*; p < 0.005**; p < 0.05***