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Table 10 Multiple logistic regression for belief that gemstones impact health

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding gemstone therapeutics in a selected adult population in Pakistan

Variables Belief (n = 156) n (%)$ Adjusted OR* 95% CI **
Gender (p = 0.000)
Male 82 (52.7) 1  
Female 74 (47.3) 0.8 0.5 – 1.2
Age in years (p = 0.000)
18-28 17 (10.9) 1  
29-39 52 (33.3) 3.6 1.9 – 6.8
40-50 41 (26.3) 5.5 2.8 – 10.8
51-61 36 (23.1) 5.9 2.9 – 11.9
62-72 10 (6.4) 3.4 1.3 – 8.8
Marital Status (p = 0.000)
Divorced/Widowed/Separated 5 (3.2) 1  
Married 120 (76.9) 1.9 0.6 – 5.8
Single† 31 (19.9) 0.6 0.2 – 1.8
Education (p = 0.004)
Up to grade 5 14 (8.9) 1  
Up to grade 8 4 (2.7) 0.9 0.2 – 4.5
Up to grade 12 42 (26.9) 0.5 0.2 – 1.1
Beyond grade 12 96 (61.5) 0.6 0.3 – 1.4
Occupation (p = 0.000)
Currently unemployed 73 (46.8) 1  
Currently employed 83 (53.2) 2.3 1.2 – 4.2
Monthly income in rupees (p = 0.001)
< 5,000 12 (7.7) 1  
5,000 – 10,000 34 (21.8) 1.6 0.7 – 3.4
10,000 – 50,000 74 (47.4) 1.5 0.7 – 3.2
> 50,000 36 (23.1) 5.2 2.2 – 12.4
* OR = Odds Ratio
** CI = Confidence Interval
  1. † These were the respondents who never married
  2. $ 156 individuals had a belief that gemstones impact health