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Table 3 Logistic regression model for predicting consumption of non-pregnancy related orthodox medication (N=795)

From: First trimester medication use in pregnancy in Cameroon: a multi-hospital survey

Variables Crude model Adjusted model
Exposed (%) OR 95% C.I P-value OR 95% C.I P-value
Lower Upper Lower Upper
Health unit(20)b 0.000a   0.000a
Maternal age (years) 0.095a   0.049a
 18-25 71.3 1 - - - 1 - - ref
 13-17 53.7 0.5 0.2 0.9   0.1 0.0 0.8  
 26-35 66.3 0.8 0.6 1.1   0.6 0.4 1.1  
 36-45 71.8 1.0 0.5 2.1   1.3 0.5 3.8  
Parity 0.107a   0.006a
 0 68.7 1 - - - 1 - - ref
 1 70.8 1.1 0.8 1.6   2.9 1.0 8.6  
 2 71.7 1.2 0.8 1.8   4.0 1.3 12.7  
 ≥3 59.2 0.7 0.4 1.0   1.5 0.5 4.9  
Gestational age at ANC booking 0.000a   0.001a
 13 - 24 weeks 65.8 1 - - - 1 - - ref
 < 13 weeks 83.9 2.7 1.8 4.1   2.6 1.3 5.2  
 25 - 28 weeks 52.2 0.6 0.2 1.3   1.6 0.4 6.4  
 Not registered for ANC 36.4 0.3 0.2 0.6   0.3 0.1 0.8  
Illness during first trimester 0.000a   0.000a
 No 32.8 1 - - - 1 - - ref
 Yes 79.4 7.9 5.5 11.3   11.1 6.0 20.4  
Opinion on safety of orthodox medication 0.180a   0.078a
 Yes, it is always safe 67.2 1 - - - 1 - - ref
 Yes, safe but depends 75.2 1.5 1.0 2.2   0.7 0.4 1.3  
 No, never safe 66.7 1.0 0.4 2.5   0.1 0.0 0.8  
 I don't know 62.1 0.8 0.5 1.4   0.5 0.2 1.3  
  1. a Overall statistical significance of variable within model
  2. b See Additional file 2 for complete table showing statistics for all health units
  3. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, r Rural hospital, u Urban hospital, p Private hospital, g Government hopsital