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Table 4 Perception toward HIV/AIDS and their association with HIV preventive behavior of mining workers in Sali traditional gold mining site Bench Maji Zone, South West Ethiopia, Feb 2012 N = 393

From: HIV preventive behavior and associated factors among mining workers in Sali traditional gold mining site bench maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Perceptions HIV preventive behavior OR (95%CI)
  Yes No Crude Adjusted
  N (%) N (%)   
Perceived susceptibility     
High* 80(20.4%) 98(24.9%) 0.82(0.55, 1.22) 0.82(0.54, 1.25)
Low** 107(27.2%) 108(27.5%) 1.00(reference) 1.00(reference)
Perceived severity     
High* 118(30%) 129(32.8%) 1.02(0.67, 1.53) 0.94(0.61, 1.44)
Low** 69(17.6%) 77(19.6%) 1.00(reference) 1.00(reference)
Perceived benefit     
High* 117(29.8%) 106(27%) 1.57(1.05, 2.36)*** 1.43(0.93, 2.21)
Low** 70(17.8%) 100(25.4%) 1.00(reference) 1.00(reference)
Perceived barrier     
High* 100(25.4%) 108(27.5%) 1.04(0.70, 1.55) 1.12(0.74, 1.70)
Low** 87(22.1%) 98(24.9%) 1.00(reference) 1.00(reference)
Self efficacy     
High* 117(29.8%) 95(24.2%) 1.95(1.30, 2.92)*** 1. 86(1.21, 2.86)***
Low** 70(17.8%) 111(28.2%) 1.00(reference) 1.00(reference)
Cue to action     
High* 121(30.8%) 120(30.5%) 1.31(0.87, 1.97) 1.09(0.83, 1.44)
Low** 66(16.8%) 86(21.9%) 1.00(reference) 1.00(reference)
  1. *Above mean, **Below mean, ***Significant at p < 0.05.