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Table 3 Multivarate logistic regression model of correlates of acceptability of condom promotion and distribution among 10-19 year-old adolescents in Mpwapwa and Mbeya rural districts of Tanzania, 2011 (n = 1,191)

From: Acceptability of condom promotion and distribution among 10–19 year-old adolescents in Mpwapwa and Mbeya rural districts, Tanzania

Covariate Odds Ratio (OR) 95% Confidence Interval (CI)
Sexual activity X Age (in years)   
 Active and age 15-19 versus inactive and age 10-14 7.78*** 4.65-12.99
 Active versus inactive, age 15-19 5.91*** 3.24-10.77
 Active versus inactive, age 10-14 2.34*** 1.61-3.40
 Age 15-19 versus age 10-14, active 3.32*** 1.86-5.92
 Age 15-19 versus age 10-14, inactive 1.32 0.89-1.95
Agreeability of condom effectiveness in preventing transmission of STIs   
 Agree (ref.) 1.00 -
 Do not agree 0.34** 0.20-0.56
 Difficult to say 1.18 0.74-1.87
District of residence   
 Mpwapwa (ref.) 1.00 -
 Mbeya rural 1.67*** 1.28-2.19
How would you feel being seen by a parent/guardian holding or buying a condom?   
 Uncomfortable (ref.) 1.00 -
 Comfortable 2.20*** 1.40-3.46
Living arrangement   
 Lives with parent(s) (ref.) 1.00 -
 Lives with a guardian 1.48** 1.08-2.04
Sex   
 Female (ref.) 1.00 -
 Male 0.77 0.59-1.01
Feelings about condom price   
 Too costly (ref.) 1.00 -
 Fair 0.73 0.33-1.62
 Don’t know 0.48 0.22-1.05
Do you know a place where condoms are available or distributed freely   
 No (ref.) 1.00 -
 Yes 1.04 0.74-1.44
  1. ***P < 0.001, **P < .05; ref. = reference/baseline category; Variables are adjusted for one another and the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit test showed that the model fits the data adequately (P = 0.420).