Table 4

Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices levels’ regarding HIV by sociodemographic characteristics (adjusted)
Variables Knowledge Attitude Practices
In-appropriate knowledge AOR†† (95% CI) P- value Negative attitude AOR (95% CI) P- value Unsafe Practices AOR (95% CI) P- value
Age (years)
< 30 172 0.39 (0.11-1.38) 0.14 134 1.25 (0.66-2.39) 0.48 168 0.71 (0.27-1.84) 0.48
≥ 30 106 1 91 1 104 1
Marital status
Single 52 2.39 (0.60-9.46) 0.21 44 0.72 (0.33-1.57) 0.42 218 0.65 (0.17-2.53) 0.54
Married 226 1 181 1 54 1
Education status
Illiterate* 206 1.29 (0.34-4.84) 0.69 160 1.90 (0.86-4.20) 0.11 200 1.60 (0.43-5.83) 0.47
Literate 72 1 65 1 72
Fishing activities
≥ 2 weeks 29 0.52 (0.06-4.29) 0.54 200 0.38 (0.11-1.36) 0.14 242 0.51 (0.06-4.10) 0.52
< 2 weeks 249 1 25 1 30 1
Income level
≥ 10000** 94 1.89 (0.67-5.28) 0.22 143 0.80 (0.42-1.54) 0.51 173 0.41 (0.13-1.29) 0.12
< 10000 184 1 82 1 99 1
Tobacco user
Smokeless tobacco 231 0.90 (0.10-3.26) 0.95 185 1.47 (0.40-5.39) 0.56 225 0.92 (0.25-2.01) 0.40
Smoking cigarette 18 1 15 1 18 1

*Cannot read and write, **Pakistani Rupee, Gutka, Pan, Areca. ††Adjusted Odd ratio.

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

Adjusted for age, marital status, educational status, fishing activities, income level, tobacco use.

Zafar et al.

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

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