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Table 3 Factors associated with iodine content in salt at household level in Dera district, Dec 2015

From: Iodine content of dietary salt at household level and associated factors using Iodometric titration methods in Dera District, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Iodine content COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
<15 ppm ≥15 ppm
Age of respondents
 18–29 180 341 3.3(2.47–4.53) 2.2(1.60–3.13)
 30–44 151 240 2.8(2.04–3.85) 2.2(1.60–3.16)
 45 & above 180 102 1 1
Storage time in house
  < 2 months 383 614 3.0(2.16–4.01) 1.6(1.12–2.29)
 2 and above months 128 69 1 1
Educational of respondents
 Unable to read & write 155 95 1 1
 Able read & Write 168 190 2(1.43–2.76) 1.28(0.89–1.84)
 Primary 114 216 3.1(2.22–4.40) 1.5(1.05–2.26)
 Secondary 56 134 4.0(2.68–6.00) 1.7(1.06–2.64)
 Higher 16 50 7(3.62–13.50) 2.8(1.39–5.62)
Use Cover for their salt
 Yes 266 531 3.2(2.45–4.04) 1.7(1.24–2.31)
 No 243 154 1 1
Salt Storage Place
 Dry Area 350 589 3.4(2.63–4.34) 1.5(1.03–2.14)
 Near Heat/fire area 161 94 1 1
Knowledge respondents
 Good Knowledge 362 564 2(1.48–2.57) 1.7(1.27–2.31)
 Poor knowledge 149 119 1 1