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Table 7 Comparison of sexual risk behaviors variable (Multiple sexual partnerships) 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 Multiple sexual partners Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
   Yes No   
Having male friends who have practiced sex Yes 326 (79.4) 284 (36.9) 0.79 (0.57, 2.43) 3.11 (1.60, 8.57)**
No 85 (20.6) 486 (63.1) 1.00 1.00
Peer pressure to have sex Yes 298 (72.2) 307 (39.9) 1.64 (1.17, 2.34)* 2.82 (1.62, 3.49)**
No 74 (17.8) 463 (60.1) 1.00 1.00
Schooling status of youths In-school 223 (37.1) 484 (62.9) 1.00 1.00
Out-of-school 190 (32.6) 519 (67.4) 1.24 (0.16, 9.33) 2.93 (1.45, 4.35)**
Having friends who drink alcohol Yes 323 (78.2) 204 (26.5) 1.00 1.00
No 90 (21.8) 566 (73.5) 1.44 (0.88, 2.36) 2.51 (0.83, 6.33)
Peer pressure to smoke cigarette Yes 331 (80.2) 172 (22.4) 1.30 (1.06, 2.22)* 2.65 (0.63, 7.58)
No 82 (19.8) 598 (77.6) 1.00 1.00
Peer pressure to chew khat Yes 306 (74.1) 226 (29.4) 0.93 (0.89, 3.54) 2.79 (0.24, 4.43)
No 107 (25.9) 544 (70.6) 1.00 1.00
Peer pressure to drink alcohol Yes 316 (76.4) 194 (25.2) 1.12 (0.36, 1.22) 2.30 (0.14, 5.67)
No 97 (23.6) 576 (74.8) 1.00 1.00
Ever drink alcohol Yes 339 (82.1) 155 (20.1) 0.85 (0.50, 1.43) 1.67 (1.30, 5.49)**
No 74 (17.9) 615 (79.9) 1.00 1.00
Ever Khat chew Yes 332 (80.3) 202 (26.2) 1.80 (0.70, 5.94) 1.39 (0.30, 4.28)
  No 81 (19.7) 88 (73.8) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significant for CrudeOR **Significant for AdjustedOR.