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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and factors associated with inappropriate antibiotic among study participants, Gondar, Ethiopia 2017 (N = 650)

From: Inappropriate use of antibiotics among communities of Gondar town, Ethiopia: a threat to the development of antimicrobial resistance

Variables Total (n = 650) Inappropriate use AOR (95%CI)
No (n = 200) Yes (n = 115)
Gender
 Male 163(25.9%) 127 36
 Female 487 (74.9%) 408 79
Age
 < 29 132 (20.3%) 108 24 1.02 (0.38–1.92)
 30–39 247 (38%)) 212 35 1.13 (0.46–2.02)
 40–49 123 (18.9) 98 25 1.01 (0.30–1.41)
 50-59 89 (13.7%) 70 19 0.98 (0.27–1.71)
 > 60 59 (9.1%) 47 12 1
Number of family size
 1–2 156 (24%) 121 35
 3–5 383 (58.9%) 339 44
 > 5 111 (17.1) 75 36
Family monthly income (in USD)
 < 100 331 (50.9%) 282 49
 101–150 201 (30.9%) 170 31
 > 150 118 (18.2%) 83 35
Education status
 Unable to read and write 182 (28%) 125 57 5.01 (2.62–9.34)
 Primary education 201 (30.9%) 180 21 2.81 (1.32–6.146)
 Secondary education 179 (27.5%) 159 20 1.96 (0.91–4.51)
 Tertiary (college) education 88 (13.5%) 71 17 1
Employment status
 Unemployed 253 (38.9%) 209 44 1
 Employed 397 (61.1%) 326 71 2.12 (1.81–7.29)
Marital status
 Ever married 513 (78.9%) 444 69
 Unmarried 137 (21.1%) 91 46
Frequency of visiting health care institution (in a year)
 Never 240 (36.9%) 201 39
 Once 130 (20%) 96 34
 Twice 119 (18.3%) 106 13
 Three times 96 (14.8%) 80 10
 More than three times 65 (10%) 46 19
Level of healthcare service satisfaction
 Satisfied 234 (36%) 121 22 1
 Averagely satisfied 114 (17.5%) 78 36 3.01 (2.17–7.25)
 Not satisfied 302 (46.5%) 245 57 5.41 (2.71-14.21)