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Table 3 Association of psychological distress with sexual risk behaviours in 334 men and 312 women aged 18-30 years in the general population in Uganda

From: Poor mental health and sexual risk behaviours in Uganda: A cross-sectional population-based study

  Lifetime partners Current regular partners Inconsistent condom use3
Psychological distress1 Proportion with 4 or
more lifetime
partners
(%)
Crude
OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted2
OR
(95% CI)
Proportion with more
than 1 current
partner
(%)
Crude
OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted2
OR
(95% CI)
Proportion with
inconsistent
condom use
(%)
Crude
OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted2
OR
(95% CI)
Men          
1st (lowest) 16/77
(20.8)
1 1 10/78
(12.8)
1 1 44/63
(69.8)
1 1
2nd 32/85
(37.6)
2.30
(1.14-4.65)
2.78
(1.31-5.92)
10/85
(11.8)
0.91
(0.36-2.31)
0.98
(0.36-2.62)
47/71
(66.2)
0.85
(0.41-1.75)
0.61
(0.24-1.55)
3rd 38/82
(46.3)
3.29
(1.63-6.64)
4.49
(2.09-9.66)
16/80
(20.0)
1.70
(0.72-4.02)
2.05
(0.81-5.19)
48/72
(66.7)
0.86
(0.42-1.79)
0.79
(0.31-2.06)
4th (highest) 37/86
(43.0)
2.88
(1.43-5.78)
3.58
(1.66-7.69)
13/86
(15.1)
1.21
(0.50-2.94)
1.20
(0.46-3.13)
65/75
(86.7)
2.81
(1.19-6.61)
3.42
(1.07-10.92)
Women          
1st (lowest) 2/61
(3.3)
1 1 1/61
(1.6)
1 1 27/40
(67.5)
1 1
2nd 18/87
(20.7)
7.70
(1.71-34.55)
8.47
(1.84-39.09)
1/87
(1.1)
0.70
(0.04-11.37)
0.62
(0.04-10.25)
54/70
(77.1)
1.63
(0.68-3.86)
2.13
(0.76-5.95)
3rd 16/81
(19.8)
7.26
(1.60-32.93)
8.13
(1.73-38.25)
4/80
(5.0)
3.16
(0.34-29.00)
4.59
(0.49-43.38)
52/65
(80.0)
1.93
(0.78-4.73)
2.62
(0.90-7.59)
4th (highest) 34/82
(41.5)
20.90
(4.78-91.44)
22.27
(4.89-101.35)
8/82
(9.8)
6.49
(0.79-53.32)
8.56
(1.00-73.19)
60/75
(80.0)
1.93
(0.81-4.60)
2.35
(0.82-6.76)
  1. 1 Numbers represent HSCL-25 quartiles.
  2. 2 Adjustment for age, education, marital status and place of residence.
  3. 3 Analyses pertain only to participants who had ever had sex.