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Table 3 Comparison of selected socio-demographic and behavioral variables with youths own risk perception in Nekemte Town, Western Ethiopia, 2012

From: Assessment of risky sexual behaviors and risk perception among youths in Western Ethiopia: the influences of family and peers: a comparative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total Risk perception (%) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Membership of anti-AIDS movement club Club member 372 356 (95.7) 2.60 (1.13, 6.12)* 3.32 (1.28, 7.29) **
Non-club member 811 274 (33.8) 1.00 1.00
Sex Male 783 268 (34.2) 0.79 (0.57, 2.43) 1.11 (0.49, 2.03)
Female 400 362 (90.5) 1.00 1.00
Age group 15-19 572 367 (64.1) 1.64 (1.17, 2.34)* 0.82 (0.38, 1.79)
20-24 611 263 (45.9) 1.00 1.00
Schooling status In-school 600 349 (58.1) 1.00 1.00
Out-of-school 583 281 (48.1) 1.24 (0.16, 9.33) 2.93 (1.45, 4.35) **
Knowledge of HIV prevention Knowledgeable 895 493 (55.0) 1.30 (1.06, 2.22)* 0.67 (0.10, 4.52)
Not knowledgeable 288 137 (47.6) 1.00 1.00
Number of life time sexual partner ≥ Two 413 360 (57.2) 0.93 (0.89, 3.54) 2.79 (1.24, 4.43) **
One 770 270 (42.8) 1.00 1.00
Condom use during any sexual contact Yes 625 255 (40.8) 1.12 (0.36, 1.22) 2.30 (0.14, 0.67) **
No 558 375 (67.2) 1.00 1.00
Willingness to get VCT Yes 704 412 (58.5) 0.85 (0.50, 1.43) 0.67 (0.30, 1.49)
No 482 218 (45.2) 1.00 1.00
Drink alcohol Yes 842 372 (44.1) 0.95 (0.57, 1.98) 1.99 (1.54, 4.86) **
No 341 258 (75.6) 1.00 1.00
Khat chewing Yes 173 159 (91.9) 1.80 (0.70, 5.94) 1.39 (0.30, 4.28)
  No 1010 471 (46.6) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significant for CrudeOR **Significant for AdjustedOR.