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Table 9 Multiple logistic regression for awareness of use of gemstones

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

Variables Awareness n = 252 (%) $ Adjusted OR * 95% CI **
Age in years (p = 0.001)
18–28 65 (25.8) 1  
29–39 80 (31.8) 1 0.6 – 1.7
40–50 59 (23.4) 1.7 0.9 – 3.3
51–61 33 (13.1) 0.6 0.3 – 1.1
62–72 15 (5.9) 0.9 0.4 – 2.2
Education (p = 0.000)
Up to grade 5 13 (5.2) 1  
Up to grade 8 5 (1.9) 1.8 0.4 – 9.1
Up to grade 12 70 (27.8) 1.4 0.6 – 3.3
Beyond grade 12 164 (65.1) 2.3 1.0 – 5.1
Occupation (p = 0.093)
Currently unemployed 117 (46.4) 1  
Currently employed 135 (53.6) 1.1 0.6 – 1.8
Monthly income in rupees (p = 0.004)
< 5,000 30 (11.9) 1  
5,000 – 10,000 48 (19) 0.5 0.3 – 1.1
10,000 – 50,000 127 (50.4) 0.8 0.4 – 1.6
> 50,000 47 (18.7) 3 1.1 – 7.8
* OR = Odds Ratio    
  1. ** CI = Confidence Interval
  2. $ 252 out of 400 people were aware of use of gemstones for effects on health.