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Table 6 Comparison of sexual risk behavior variable (Premarital sex) and some characteristics of peer influence among youths 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 Had premarital sex Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
   Yes No   
Having male friends who have practiced sex Yes 210 (46.4) 234 (32.1) 0.79 (0.57, 2.43) 1.85 (0.81, 5.31)
No 242 (53.6) 496 (67.9) 1.00 1.00
Having female friends who have practiced sex Yes 183 (40.5) 207 (28.3) 1.64 (1.17, 2.34)* 1.82 (1.38, 4.79)**
No 270 (59.5) 523 (71.7) 1.00 1.00
Schooling status of youths In-school 212 (35.3) 472 (64.7) 1.24 (0.16, 9.33) 2.73 (1.85, 5.33)**
Out-of-school 241(41.3) 429 (58.7) 1.00 1.00
Having friends who drink alcohol Yes 305 (67.4) 273 (37.4) 1.44 (0.88, 2.36) 1.90 (0.54, 4.86)
No 148 (32.6) 457 (62.6) 1.00 1.00
Having friends who smoke cigarette Yes 355 (78.4) 156 (21.4) 1.3 (1.06, 2.22)* 1.67 (0.10, 4.52)
No 98 (21.6) 574 (78.6) 1.00 1.00
Having friends who chew khat Yes 318 (70.1) 163 (22.3) 0.93 (0.89, 3.54) 0.49 (0.30, 1.49)
No 135 (29.9) 567 (77.7) 1.00 1.00
Discuss about sexuality with peers Yes 333 (73.4) 453 (62.1) 1.12 (0.36, 1.22) 2.30 (0.14, 0.67)**
No 75 (16.6) 277 (37.9) 1.00 1.00
Ever drink alcohol Yes 386 (85.3) 295 (40.4) 0.85 (0.50, 1.43) 1.67 (1.30, 5.49)**
No 67 (14.7) 435 (59.6) 1.00 1.00
Ever Khat chew Yes 392 (86.6) 273 (37.4) 1.80 (0.70, 5.94) 1.39 (0.30, 4.28)
  No 61 (13.4) 457 (62.6) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significant for CrudeOR **Significant for AdjustedOR.