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Table 2 Bivariate associations (crude odds ratio [OR crude ], 95% confidence intervals [CI]) between sociodemographic factors and the use of alcohol with risky sexual behavior in a sex-stratified sample of Ugandan university students with sexual experience

From: Patterns of alcohol consumption and risky sexual behavior: a cross-sectional study among Ugandan university students

Variables Characteristics Multiple sexual partnerships Inconsistent condom use with new partner
   All Females Males All Females Males
Age Older (> 22 years) .75 (.58–.98) .78 (.49–1.20) .84 (.60–1.17) 1.12 (.87–1.44) 1.07 (.73–1.58) 1.04 (.75–1.46)
Role of religion while growing up Minor role of religion while growing up 1.37 (1.05–1.78) 1.37 (.85–2.20) 1.23 (.89–1.70) .97 (.75–1.25) .86 (.57–1.30) 1.15 (.83–1.61)
Area of growing up Rural .80 (.62–1.04) .70 (.44–1.12) .77 (.56–1.06) 1.67 (1.30–2.14) 1.67 (1.14–2.46) 1.81 (1.30–2.52)
Alcohol use in the last 12 months Seldom users of alcohol in last 12 months 1.55 (1.15–2.07) 1.59 (.96–2.67) 1.36 (.95–1.98) .78 (.60–1.02) .76 (.50–1.15) .85 (.60–1.23)
  Frequent users of alcohol in last 12 months 3.89 (2.57–5.86) 3.56 (1.62–7.82) 3.34 (2.03–5.50) 1.03 (.70–1.52) 1.00 (.49–2.06) 1.20 (.74–1.93)
Alcohol use in relation to sexual activity* Use of alcohol in relation to sexual activity* 3.68 (2.26–5.98) 5.10 (1.97–13.18) 3.01 (1.70–5.34) 1.64 (1.05–2.57) 1.91 (.80–4.56) 1.66 (.97–2.83)
Alcohol use at latest occasion of sexual intercourse* Use of alcohol at latest occasion of sexual intercourse* 2.94 (1.90–4.53) 4.45 (1.97–10.06) 2.39 (1.41–3.94) 1.32 (.7–2.00) 1.68 (.80–3.56) 1.23 (.75–2.03)
  1. *Abstainers of alcohol during the last 12 months have been excluded from this analysis.
  2. The bold font indicates statistical significance at p<.05.