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Table 4 Logistic coefficients of HIV/AIDS knowledge of prevention strategies among young people in Bandjoun (Cameroon)

From: Fostering accurate HIV/AIDS knowledge among unmarried youths in Cameroon: Do family environment and peers matter?

Variables Gross effects Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Family environment     
Family structure (Ref.: Grandparents)     
   Two-parent .160**(.071) .157**(.69) .147**(.65) .073**(.35)
   Father-only .664**(.234) .480**(.245) .559**(.221) .359**(.159)
   Mother-only .225(.166) .106(.169) .142 (.164) .102 (.131)
   Brother/Sister .469**(.191) .362**(.189) .421**(.198) .227**(.101)
   Uncle/Aunts .264(.229) .185(.242) .151 (.237) .191 (.213)
HWI (Ref.: middle/rich) -.525***(.103)    -.217**(.112)
Parent/guardian-child communication .286***(.025) .283***(.025)   .115***(.029)
Education of P/G (Ref. : none)     
   Primary .208**(.099)    .240*(.129)
   Secondary & + .293**(.104)    .189*(.084)
Peer influences     
   Peer-to-peer communication .234***(.022)   .232***(.023) .108***(.027)
Individual factors     
Gender Male (Ref.: Female) -.217**(.091)    -121(.102)
Age (in years) .143***(.012)    .089**(.039)
Education (in years completed) .254***(.019)    .160***(.024)
Sexually experienced (Ref.: NO) .930***(.098)    .275**(.134)
Migratory status (Ref.: non-migrant) .217**(.110)    .137(.108)
Religion (Ref.: Catholic)     
   Protestants .091(.104)    .122(.117)
   Other .063(.201)    .014(.225)
Community characteristics     
CDI (Ref. : middle/rich) -.315**(.107)    -.131**(.058)
Type Residence (Ref. : rural) .387**(.118)    .320**(.131)
Log- likelihood ... -1 285.056 -1 294.152 -1 181.146
  1. Source: CFHS (2002) Models 1: Family structure + parent-child communication; Model 2: Family structure + peer-to-peer communication; Model 3: Full model. *** p < 0.01 (two-tailed test); ** p < 0.05 (two-tailed test); * p < 0.10 (two-tailed test)