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Table 3 Distribution of selected behavioural risk factors of 235 participants in a HIV/AIDS interview by age groups, gender, education level and marital status in Toffo county, Benin (June–July 2002)

From: Towards an understanding of barriers to condom use in rural Benin using the Health Belief Model: A cross sectional survey

Age group    
Behavioural risk factors Number of participants who declared not using condom N (%) Last occasional intercourse without using condom N (%) Median number of sexual partners during the last 12 months N (%)
15–24 56 (60.2) 54 (58.1) 1.0
25–34 50 (61.7) 49 (60.5) 1.0
35–45 26 (74.3) 23 (65.7) 1.0
45 + 22 (84.6) 14 (53.8) 1.0
Gender    
Male 96 (61.9) 98 (63.2) 2.0
Female 58 (72.5) 42 (52.5) 1.0
DIFF [95% CI] Female/Male 10.6 (-2.0; 23.0) - 10.7 (-24.0; 3.0) NA
Education    
None 73 (76.8) 54 (56.8) 1.0
Some 81 (51.9) 86 (61.4) 2.0
DIFF [95% CI] None/Some 24.9 (13.0; 36.8) - 4.6 (-17; 8.0) NA
Marital status    
Single 36 (55.4) 34 (52.3) 2.0
Other 118 (69.4) 106 (62.4) 1.0
DIFF [95%CI] Other/Single 14 (.07; 28) 10.1 (-4; 24) NA
  1. DIFF [95% CI] = Difference in Proportion with 95 % confidence interval
  2. NA: Not Applicable