Table 2

Bivariate association between extramarital sex and selected characteristics of married Cameroonian men, 2004

Characteristic

Extramarital sex

OR (95%CI)

p-value


No

Yes

Age (years)

15–29

490

266

1

-

30–44

1001

206

8.95 (7.24–11.06)

< 0.001

45–59

626

87

13.25 (10.13–17.38)

< 0.001

Education

No school

418

35

1

-

Primary

802

204

3.04 (2.10–4.48)

< 0.001

Secondary or higher

897

323

4.30 (3.00–6.29)

< 0.001

Wealth index

Poor

794

98

1

-

Middle

674

220

2.64 (2.03–3.46)

< 0.001

Rich

649

244

3.34 (2.34–3.98)

< 0.001

Residence

Rural

1087

189

1

-

Urban

1029

373

2.08 (1.72–2.54)

< 0.001

Religion

Christians

1379

420

1

-

Muslims

443

80

0.59 (0.45–0.77)

< 0.001

Others

294

62

0.69 (0.51–0.93)

0.014

Age at first intercourse (years)

< 16

346

155

1

-

16–19

956

289

0.67 (0.54–0.85)

0.001

> 19

809

114

0.31 (0.24–0.41)

< 0.001

Head of the household

No

229

221

1

-

Yes

1888

340

0.19 (0.15–0.23)

< 0.001

Drank alcohol before the last intercourse

None

1540

323

1

-

Respondent only

373

88

1.12 (0.86–1.47)

0.378

Partner only

31

8

1.23 (0.48–2.27)

0.605

Both respondent and partner

169

62

1.75 (1.25–2.42)

< 0.001

Condom use during the last intercourse

No

2025

225

1

Yes

158

270

14.28 (12.50–20.00)

< 0.001


OR, odds ratio; 95%CI, 95% confidence intervals

Kongnyuy and Wiysonge BMC International Health and Human Rights 2007 7:6   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-7-6

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