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Table 5 Independent predictors of 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

Variables HIV preventive behavior OR (95% CI)
  Yes No Crude adjusted
  N (%) N (%)   
Monthly income     
Lower 60(15.3%) 39(9.9%) 1(reference) 1(reference)
Middle 42(10.7%) 56(14.2%) 0.48(0.28, 0.86)* 0.54(0.30, 0.98)*
Higher 56(14.2%) 61(15.5%) 0.59(0.34, 1.02) 0.40(0.21, 0.74)*
Highest 29(7.4%) 50(12.7%) 0.38(0.20, 0.70)* 0.39(0.20, 0.77)*
Educational status     
Illiterate 10(2.5%) 25(6.4%) 1(reference) 1(reference)
Primary school 63(16.0%) 79(20.1%) 2.00(0.89, 4.45) 2.07(0.85, 5.05)
Secondary school 98(24.9%) 95(24.2%) 2.57(1.17, 5.65)* 2.66(1.11, 6.41)*
Tertiary 16(4.1%) 7(1.8%) 5.71(1.8, 18.08)* 5.40(1.54, 19.00)*
Perceived benefit     
High 117(29.8%) 106 (27%) 1.57(1.05, 2.36)* 1.42(0.88, 2.31)
Low 70(17.8%) 100 (25.4%) 1(reference) 1(reference)
Self efficacy     
High 117(29.8%) 95(24.2%) 1.95(1.30, 2.92)* 1.88(1.18, 2.94)*
Low 70(17.8%) 111(28.2%) 1(reference) 1(reference)
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05.