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Table 4 Independent correlates of oral sex among 3543 high school students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2009

From: Oral and anal sex practices among high school youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sources of effect Number (%)
Practicing oral sex
Unadjusted OR
(95% CI)
Adjusted
OR (95% CI)
Age    
   15-16 79(41.6) 2.6(1.9, 3.6) 3.2(1.9-, 5.3)
   17 and above 111(58.4) Reference Reference
Sex    
   Female 101(53.2) 1.1(0.8, 1.5) 1.3(1.1-, 2.2)
   Male 89(46.8) Reference Reference
Attitude    
   Positive feeling 52(27.4) 1.3(1.1, 1.7) 2.3(1.7-, 4.5)
   Negative feeling 138(72.6) Reference Reference
College Aspiration    
   Low 121(63.7) 3.6(2.1, 4.8) 3.1(2.8-, 5.9)
   High 69(36.3) Reference Reference
Self esteem    
   Low 118(62.1) 1.8(1.2, 3.4) 2.1(1.7-, 3.9)
   High 72(37.9) Reference Reference
Living arrangement    
   Both parents 78(41.1) 0.5(0.2, 0.7) 0.4(0.2-, 0.9)
   Other living arrangements 112(58.9) Reference Reference
Maternal education    
   Illiterate 152(80.0) 13.2(9.4, 17.6) 11.5(6.4-, 18.5)
   Literate 38(20.0) Reference Reference
Paternal education    
   Illiterate 47(24.7) 1.6(1.2, 2.9) 1.4(0.9-, 3.2)
   Literate 143(75.3) Reference Reference
Perception of peer oral sexual activity    
   Yes 98(51.6) 4.6(2.8, 7.9) 5.7(3.6-, 11.2)
   No 92(48.4) Reference Reference