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Table 2 Variables associated with patients at risk (Lausanne, 2005-2006)

From: Sexual behaviour of men that consulted in medical outpatient clinics in Western Switzerland from 2005-2006: risk levels unknown to doctors?

Variables OR Sig IC 95%
Recruitment site    
   other clinics 1   
   HIV anonymous testing clinic 1.69 .026 1.06 - 2.71
Age    
   Continuous (in years) 1.04 .008 1.01 - 1.08
   dichotomized: under 41 3.98 .003 1.59 - 9.94
Education    
   Technical school or university 1   
   Compulsory school or vocational training 1.73 .013 1.12 - 2.66
Nationality    
   Swiss 1   
   Other 1.12 .605 .72 - 1.74
Religion    
   Any religious affiliation 1   
   None declared 1.82 .010 1.15 - 2.89
Living situation    
   Living with a spouse/partner 1   
   Living alone with or without a spouse/partner elsewhere 3.12 .000 1.92 - 5.08
Age at first intercourse:    
   16 years old and over 1   
   Under 16 years old 1.23 .413 .74 - 2.03
Ever had same sex sexual intercourse:    
   No 1   
   Yes .87 .638 .49 - 1.53
Any STI symptoms in the last 12 months    
   No 1   
   Yes 1.85 .049 1.00 - 3.42
N of partners in the last 12 months (continuous) 1.03 .087 0.99 - 1.07
Concurrency in the last 12 months    
   No 1   
   Yes 5.09 .000 3.20 - 8.10
Ever been tested for HIV    
   Yes 1   
   No 1.32 .293 .78 -2.24
Feel informed about HIV/AIDS    
   Well/rather well 1   
   Not very well/not well .40 .010 .20 - .80
Feel informed about other STI    
   Well/rather well informed 1   
   Not very well/not well .85 .511 .53 - 1.36
Would like to be asked questions about sexual history by doctor    
   Yes/very much 1   
   Not really/no 1.18 .668 .54 - 2.61
Ever discussed sexual issues with a doctor    
   No 1   
   Yes 1.28 .325 .78 - 2.11
Ever been advised on how to avoid STI by a doctor    
   No 1   
   Yes 1.05 .832 .64 - 1.71