Table 3

Factors associated with extramarital sex in Cameroonian men identified by multiple regression analysis

Characteristic

Odds ratio

95% CI

p-value


Drank alcohol before last intercourse

no

1

-

-

yes

1.70

1.40–2.05

< 0.001

Head of household

no

1

-

-

yes

0.17

0.14–0.22

< 0.001

Man's age

15–29 yrs

1

-

-

30–44 years

3.06

2.16–4.27

< 0.001

45–59 years

4.10

3.50–5.71

< 0.001

Education

primary or less

1

-

-

secondary or higher

1.25

1.10–1.45

< 0.001

Religion

Christians

1

-

-

Others

0.90

0.81–1.04

0.086

Age of first intercourse

< 16 yrs

1

-

-

16–19 years

0.81

0.72–0.90

< 0.001

> 19 years

0.74

0.65–0.87

< 0.001

Wealth index

low

1

-

-

high

1.71

1.50–1.98

< 0.001

Residence

rural

1

-

-

urban

1.13

0.90–1.42

0.245

Condom use during last intercourse

no

1

-

-

yes

10.50

8.10–13.66

< 0.001


CI, 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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