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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of predictors of antibiotics

From: Prescribing practices using WHO prescribing indicators and factors associated with antibiotic prescribing in six community pharmacies in Asmara, Eritrea: a cross-sectional study

Variable Multivariable analysis
AOR (95% CI) p-value*
Age   < 0.001
  < 15 2.93 (1.71–5) < 0.001
 15 to 64 1.16 (0.70–1.91) 0.572
 65 and above Ref.  
Gender
 Male 1.57 (1.10–2.24) 0.013
 Female Ref.  
No of medicines prescribed 0.014
 1 to 2 Ref.  
 3 to 4 2.17 (1.35–3.5) 0.001
 5 or more 6.24 (0.7–55.46) 0.1
  1. AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, * p < 0.05 was considered significant
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