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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis models showing significant factors associated to knowledge and attitude scores

From: An exploration of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of young multiethnic Muslim-majority society in Malaysia in relation to reproductive and premarital sexual practices

  Pregnancy knowledge score of 5–10vs. 0-4 Contraceptive awareness score of 10–16vs. 0-9 Contraceptive uses knowledge score of 7–16vs. 0-6 Contraceptive availability knowledge score of 4–13vs. 0-3 Premarital sex attitudes score of 38–40vs. 10-37
  OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
Year of study
 Pre-university 1.31(0.93-1.83) 2.24(1.59-3.16) *** 1.60(1.14-2.26) **   
 Undergraduate year 1 0.71(0.50-0.99)* 0.75(0.53-1.06) 0.70(0.50-0.99) *   
 Undergraduate year 2 0.97(0.68-1.39) 0.85(0.40-0.86) ** 0.55(0.38-0.79) *   
 Undergraduate year 3 Reference Reference Reference   
Ethnicity
 Malay 1.17(0.61-2.26) 0.69(0.36-1.35) 0.77(0.40-1.49) 1.35(0.69-2.67) 3.62(1.68-7.79) **
 Chinese 2.33(1.14-4.78) * 2.12(1.03-4.36) * 2.45(1.18-5.10) * 2.87(1.37-6.01) ** 0.69(0.29-1.65)
 Indian 1.43(0.48-4.30 1.62(0.53-4.91) 1.21(0.40-3.67) 1.02(0.32-3.24) 0.96(0.25-3.68)
Natives of Sabah or Sarawak Reference Reference Reference Reference Reference
Religious faith
 Very religious    1.50(0.72-3.15)   2.27(0.91-5.67)
 Somewhat religious    2.15(1.09-4.25) *   2.82(1.18-6.76) *
 Not at all religious    Reference   Reference
Maternal occupation b,c
 Professional or managerial     1.48(1.12-1.97) **  
 Skilled workers     0.71(0.45-1.12)  
 Housewife     Reference  
Hometown locality
 Urban     1.38(1.02-1.87) *  
 Suburban     1.14(0.81-1.61)  
 Rural     Reference  
Dating status
 Currently dating 1.12(0.84-1.50)   0.69(0.51-0.93)*   
 Previously dated 1.38(1.05-1.83) *   0.97(0.73-1.29)   
 Never dated Reference   Reference   
  1. *** association is significant at the 0.001 level.
  2. ** association is significant at the 0.01 level.
  3. * association is significant at the 0.05 level.