Table 3

Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices levels’ regarding HIV by sociodemographic characteristics(un-adjusted)
Variables Knowledge Attitude Practices
In-appropriate knowledge Un-adjusted OR (95% CI) P- value Negative attitude Un-adjusted OR (95% CI) P- value Unsafe practices Un-adjusted OR (95% CI) P- value
Age (years)
< 30 172 0.55 (0.21-1.40) 0.21 134 1.27 (0.73-2.22) 0.38 168 0.67 (0.29-1.52) 0.34
≥ 30 106 1 91 1 104 1
Marital status
Single 52 1.55 (0.53-4.50) 0.41 44 0.90 (0.45-1.79) 0.77 218 0.55 (0.15-1.90) 0.34
Married 226 1 181 1 54 1
Education status
Illiterate* 206 1.31 (0.42-4.07) 0.64 160 2.25 (1.11-4.55) 0.02 200 1.89 (0.62-5.69) 0.25
Literate 72 1 65 1 72
Fishing activities
≥ 2 weeks 29 0.99 (0.21-4.50) 0.99 200 1.37 (0.54-3.49) 0.50 242 2.97 (0.38-22.79) 0.29
< 2 weeks 249 1 25 1 30 1
Income level
≥ 10000** 94 0.56 (0.22-1.44) 0.23 143 1.39 (0.78-2.47) 0.26 173 3.04 (1.03-9.00) 0.04
< 10000 184 1 82 1 99 1
Tobacco user
Smokeless tobacco 231 0.93 (0.20-4.26) 0.93 185 1.70 (0.47-6.07) 0.41 225 0.67 (0.15-3.01) 0.60
Smoking cigarette 18 1 15 1 18 1

*Cannot read and write, **Pakistani Rupee, Gutka, Pan, Areca.

p-value was calculated by logistic regression and significant at the ≤0.05 level.

Zafar et al.

Zafar et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:437   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-437

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