Table 3

Multivariate logistic regression analysis models showing significant factors associated to knowledge and attitude scores
Pregnancy knowledge score of 5–10vs. 0-4 Contraceptive awareness score of 10–16vs.0-9 Contraceptive uses knowledge score of 7–16vs.0-6 Contraceptive availability knowledge score of 4–13vs.0-3 Premarital sex attitudes score of 38–40vs.10-37
OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
Year of study
 Pre-university 1.31(0.93-1.83) 2.24(1.59-3.16) *** 1.60(1.14-2.26) **
 Undergraduate year 1 0.71(0.50-0.99)* 0.75(0.53-1.06) 0.70(0.50-0.99) *
 Undergraduate year 2 0.97(0.68-1.39) 0.85(0.40-0.86) ** 0.55(0.38-0.79) *
 Undergraduate year 3 Reference Reference Reference
Ethnicity
 Malay 1.17(0.61-2.26) 0.69(0.36-1.35) 0.77(0.40-1.49) 1.35(0.69-2.67) 3.62(1.68-7.79) **
 Chinese 2.33(1.14-4.78) * 2.12(1.03-4.36) * 2.45(1.18-5.10) * 2.87(1.37-6.01) ** 0.69(0.29-1.65)
 Indian 1.43(0.48-4.30 1.62(0.53-4.91) 1.21(0.40-3.67) 1.02(0.32-3.24) 0.96(0.25-3.68)
Natives of Sabah or Sarawak Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Religious faith
 Very religious 1.50(0.72-3.15) 2.27(0.91-5.67)
 Somewhat religious 2.15(1.09-4.25) * 2.82(1.18-6.76) *
 Not at all religious Reference Reference
Maternal occupationb,c
 Professional or managerial 1.48(1.12-1.97) **
 Skilled workers 0.71(0.45-1.12)
 Housewife Reference
Hometown locality
 Urban 1.38(1.02-1.87) *
 Suburban 1.14(0.81-1.61)
 Rural Reference
Dating status
 Currently dating 1.12(0.84-1.50) 0.69(0.51-0.93)*
 Previously dated 1.38(1.05-1.83) * 0.97(0.73-1.29)
 Never dated Reference Reference

*** association is significant at the 0.001 level.

** association is significant at the 0.01 level.

* association is significant at the 0.05 level.

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