Table 5

Prevalence and risk factors of lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS prevention measures
Variable Category N Lack of knowledge OR (95% CI)(a) P–value(a) P–value(b)
Number (%)
Prevalence 1546 509 (32.9)
Age (years) < 40 1250 415 (33.2) 1.24 (0.91–1.68) 0.17 0.038
≥ 40 240 69 (28.8) 1.0
Gender Female 546 165 (30.2) 1.0 0.071 0.33
Male 1000 344 (34.4) 1.23 (0.98–1.55)
Educational level Primary 123 53 (43.1) 2.28 (1.52–3.43) < 0.0001 0.0042
Secondary 479 200 (41.8) 2.06 (1.61–2.62)
Higher 893 236 (26.4) 1.0
Marital Status Married 824 248 (30.1) 1.0 0.011 0.017
Single 607 218 (35.9) 1.34 (1.07–1.68)
Job Category Executive 82 28 (34.2) 1.40 (0.83–2.38) < 0.0001 0.16
Administrative 405 106 (26.2) 0.99 (0.70–1.38)
Manual Labor 736 292 (39.7) 1.80 (1.34–2.42)
Other 323 83 (25.7) 1.0
HIV Program Exposure Yes 1049 316 (30.1) 1.0 0.0025 0.039
No 449 174 (38.8) 1.44 (1.14–1.83)

(a)Univariate logistic regression but adjusted for province and working sector.

(b)Multivariate logistic regression adjusted for province and working sector (N = 1327) – AUC = 63.4%.

Cabezas et al.

Cabezas et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:139   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-139

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