Table 3

Adjusted odds ratios of the association 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

1.16 (0.98–1.37)

1.73 (1.47–2.07)

0.57 (0.45–0.72)

0.82 (0.46–1.46)

1.05 (0.88–1.26)

High

1.38 (1.12–1.69)

1.97 (1.60–2.43)

0.43 (0.32–0.56)

0.47 (0.24–0.93)

1.04 (0.84–1.29)

p-value

0.043

<0.001

0.009

0.270

0.757

Education

No school

1

1

1

1

1

Primary

0.93 (0.73–1.17)

2.20 (1.76–2.77)

0.49 (0.32–0.77)

1.68 (0.66–4.34)

2.07 (1.61–2.65)

Secondary/higher

1.19 (0.94–1.52)

2.59 (2.02–3.31)

0.24 (0.16–0.38)

1.10 (0.41–3.00)

2.73 (2.10–3.56)

p-value

0.002

<0.001

0.001

0.111

<0.001

Age (years)

15–29

1

1

1

1

1

30–44

1.12 (0.96–1.32)

2.89 (2.45–3.40)

1.96 (1.61–2.39)

1.03 (0.63–1.67)

0.51 (0.43–0.59)

45–59

0.87 (0.72–1.07)

4.06 (3.29–5.02)

3.90 (2.86–5.30)

0.20 (0.07–0.61)

0.30 (0.24–0.36)

p-value

0.250

0.001

<0.001

0.111

0.001

Residence

Rural

1

1

1

1

1

Urban

0.98 (0.84–1.15)

0.97 (0.82–1.14)

0.65 (0.53–0.80)

2.10 (1.24–3.56)

0.97 (0.82–1.14)

p-value

0.584

0.124

<0.001

0.024

0.665

Religion

Christians

1

1

1

1

1

Muslims

0.74 (0.61–0.89)

0.51 (0.42–0.61)

0.95 (0.73–1.23)

2.12 (1.11–4.03)

0.68 (0.56–0.82)

Others

1.00 (0.83–1.20)

0.81 (0.67–0.98)

1.06 (0.82–1.36)

0.65 (0.35–1.23)

0.87 (0.71–1.05)

p-value

0.600

<0.001

0.484

0.485

0.005

Marital status

Never married

1

1

1

1

1

Currently married

2.26 (1.91–2.67)

3.41 (2.89–4.02)

3.49 (2.86–4.25)

0.62 (0.38–1.03)

0.68 (0.58–0.81)

Divorced/widowed

2.11 (1.69–2.65)

3.61 (2.87–4.53)

1.18 (0.91–1.54)

1.08 (0.59–2.00)

0.88 (0.70–1.11)

p-value

<0.001

<0.001

0.300

0.876

0.665


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

Open Data