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Table 6 Univariate analysis of the effect of socio-demographic factors on the correct knowledge on the importance of preconceptional FA (n = 218)

From: Correlates of knowledge on birth defects and associated factors among antenatal mothers in Galle, Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional analytical study

Characteristic ORb (%) 95% CI P value
Age (Years)
 25–34a    
  ≤ 24 0.9 0.4–1.7 0.688
  ≥ 35 1.1 0.5–2.4 0.861
Monthly income (Rupees)
  ≤ 24,000 0.9 0.4–1.9 0.825
 25–49,000 1.0 0.6–1.9 0.985
  ≥ 50000*    
Educational level of the mother
 Up to secondary school 0.9 0.4–2.0 0.839
 Above secondary schoola    
Parity
 Primiparous 1.4 0.9–2.5 0.177
 Multiparousa    
Number of clinic visits
 Up to 5 0.7 0.2–2.5 0.628
 6–15 0.3 0.1–1.0 0.046
  ≥ 16a    
Heard about BD
 Yes 0.4 0.2–0.9 0.018
 Noa    
  1. aReference category, bOR - Odds Ratio