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Table 3 Factors associated with foot care practice among lymphoedema patients in Boreda district, Gamo zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2021. (*significantly associated with foot care practice; **strongly associated with foot care practice)

From: Foot care practice and associated factors among patients with lymphoedema in Boreda district, Gamo zone, southern Ethiopia, 2020. Implications for elimination of podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis

Variables Category Status of foot care practice COR with 95%CI AOR with 95%CI P-values
Good Poor
Wealth index First percentile 31 30 3.029 (1.35, 6.758) 2.621 (0.838, 8.193) 0.098
Second percentile 32 22 4.25 (1.85, 9.76) 1.213 (0.376, 3.908) 0.747
Middle percentile 45 52 2.53 (1.2, 5.3) 1.468 (0.533, 4.042) 0.457
Fourth percentile 6 11 1.59 (0.49, 5.175) 0.261 (0.047, 1.431) 0.122
Fifth percentile 13 38 -   
Number of litres of water fetched per day 50 or below 79 133 0.247 (0.137, 0.447) 0.383 (0.155, 0.945) 0.037*
Above 50 l 48 20 Reference -  
Age at which shoes first worn 20 or years old 108 88 Reference   
Above 20 years old 19 65 0.238 (0.133, 0.427) 0.261 (0.107, 0.63) 0.003*
Number of shoes owned Only one pair of shoes 15 40 0.167 (0.068, 0.41) 0.04 (0.009, 0.182) 0.001**
Two pairs of shoes 85 101 0.374 (0.179, 0.783) 0.27 (0.087, 0.85) 0.026*
Three or more pairs 27 12 Reference -  
Attended LMMDP treatment No 30 86 Reference   
Yes 97 67 4.15 (2.469, 6.976) 3.339 (1.53, 7.285) 0.002*
Frequency of acute attack Every month 50 18 6.77 (3.514, 13.028) 8.15 (3.157, 21.058) 0.001**
Twice or more in a month 29 12 5.89 (2.73, 12.7) 9.35 (3.118, 28.059) 0.001**
Once per year 39 95 Reference