Table 2

Unadjusted odds ratios of the associations between selected characteristics and sexual behaviours

Characteristic

Had at least two sex partners in the last 12 months (Yes/No)

Had more than five lifetime sex partners (Yes/No)

Used condom in last sex with non-spousal non-cohabiting partner (Yes/No)

Has ever paid for sex (Yes/No)

Coital debut at 17 years or younger (Yes/No)


Wealth index

Low

1

1

1

1

1

Middle

1.09 (0.94–1.26)

1.39 (1.22–1.59)

0.30 (0.24–0.36)

1.26 (0.78–2.04)

1.52 (1.31–1.75)

High

1.40 (1.22–1.62)

1.66 (1.45–1.90)

0.16 (0.13–0.19)

0.88 (0.54–1.41)

1.84 (1.59–2.13)

p-value

0.009

<0.001

<0.001

0.057

<0.001

Education

No school

1

1

1

1

1

Primary

0.94 (0.77–1.15)

1.65 (1.36–2.00)

0.24 (0.16–0.37)

2.25 (1.04–4.88)

3.10 (2.47–3.88)

Secondary/higher

1.32 (1.08–1.60)

2.02 (1.68–2.43)

0.08 (0.06–0.12)

1.47 (0.70–3.09)

4.88 (3.91–6.06)

p-value

0.010

<0.001

<0.001

0.029

<0.001

Age (years)

15–29

1

1

1

1

1

30–44

1.71 (1.50–1.96)

5.58 (4.70–6.62)

3.56 (3.03–4.18)

0.89 (0.59–1.34)

0.39 (0.34–0.45)

45–59

1.32 (1.11–1.56)

4.43 (3.88–5.06)

9.28 (7.04–12.24)

0.17 (0.06–0.47)

0.20 (0.17–0.25)

p-value

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

0.154

<0.001

Residence

Rural

1

1

1

1

1

Urban

1.18 (1.05–1.33)

1.27 (1.14–1.42)

0.31 (0.26–0.36)

1.45 (0.97–2.18)

1.37 (1.22–1.54)

p-value

0.019

0.001

<0.001

0.966

<0.001

Religion

Christians

1

1

1

1

1

Muslims

0.69 (0.59–0.82)

0.47 (0.40–0.54)

1.96 (1.60–2.40)

1.96 (1.13–3.38)

0.46 (0.39–0.54)

Others

0.97 (0.81–1.15)

0.81 (0.69–0.96)

1.48 (1.19–1.84)

0.62 (0.35–1.14)

0.73 (0.61–0.88)

p-value

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

0.002

0.036

Marital status

Never married

1

1

1

1

1

Currently married

2.11 (1.86–2.41)

5.15 (4.53–5.87)

7.09 (6.04–8.32)

0.58 (0.38–0.87)

0.34 (0.30–0.39)

Divorced/widowed

2.11 (1.71–2.62)

5.20 (4.22–6.41)

1.68 (1.33–2.12)

1.03 (0.59–1.81)

0.55 (0.44–0.68)

p-value

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

0.771

<0.001


Values are odds ratios (95% confidence intervals)

Kongnyuy et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:11   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-11

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