Table 4

Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression showing socio-demographic and behavioral correlates of alcohol drinking within the last 12 months among Axum university students, April 2012
Variables Drunk alcohol within the last 12 months COR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Yes No
Sex
Male 197 247 3.09(2.22,4.31) 2.12(1.35, 3.32)
Female 64 248 1
Religion
Orthodox 186 236 1
Muslim 38 157 0.31(0.21,0.46) 0.14(0.74, 0.25)
Protestant 30 95 0.40(0.26,0.63) 0.41(0.21, 0.79)
Others 7 7 1.27(0.44,3.68) 0.32(0.03, 1.63)
Ethnicity
Tigrie 136 197
Amhara 77 155 0.72(0.51,1.02) 0.48(0.28, 0.82)
Oromo 33 88 0.54(0.34,86) 0.35(0.18, 0.68)
S/N/N 15 55 0.39(0.21,0.73) 0.28(0.12, 0.71)
Residence *
Urban 170 280 1
Rural 91 215 0.70(0.51,0.95)
Marital status **
Single 232 440
Married 20 38 0.99(0.57,1.76)
Divorced 5 9 1.05(0.35,3.18)
others 4 8 0.95(0.28,3.18)
Year of study *
1st 74 208
2nd 91 156 1.61(1.11,2.33)
3rd 80 117 1.89(1.28,2.78)
4th 16 18 2.45(1.19,5.06)
Ever chewed khat
Yes 135 82 5.40(3.84,7.58) 2.16(1.28, 3.66)
No 126 413
Ever smoked cigarette
Yes 64 8 19.78(9.31,42.01) 8.16(3.35, 19.85)
No 197 487
Family drunk alcohol
Yes 111 56 5.80(4.00,8.41) 2.61(1.56, 4.34)
No 150 439
Peers drunk alcohol
Yes 236 153 21.10(13.40,33.23) 14.00(8.09, 24.24)
No 25 342
Perceived health risk **
yes 206 402 0.87(0.60,1.26)
no 55 93

** Variables which were not significant in the bivariate analysis.

* Variables which were not significant in the multivariate analysis.

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