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Table 4 Comparison of sexual behaviour between never-married and ever-married sexually active youth aged 15–24 in Butajira, Ethiopia, 2004 (n = 802)

From: Traditional values of virginity and sexual behaviour in rural Ethiopian youth: results from a cross-sectional study

Variable Ever married [(n (%) = 698 (87)] Never married [(n (%) = 104 (3)] Crude OR and (95% CI) Never-married/Ever-married
Sex    
   Female 583 (84) 16 (15) 1.00
   Male 115 (16) 88 (85) 27.9 (14.77–49.73)
Sex with commercial sex workers [(n = 203) 115 married and 88 never-married male]    
   No 107 (93) 83 (94) 1.00
   Yes 8 (7) 5 (6) 0.80 (0.25–2.58)
Sex with casual partners    
   No 689 (99) 96 (92) 1.00
   Yes 9 (1) 8 (8) 6.38 (2.40–16.93)
Number of partners last 12 months    
   One 675 (97) 100 (96) 1.00
   >One 23 (3) 4 (4) 1.17 (0.39–3.46)
Ever use of condom    
   Yes 47 (7) 75 (72) 1.00
   No 651 (93) 29 (28) 0.02 (0.01–0.04)
Condom use in the past one year [(married: n = 47 and Never-married n = 75)]    
   Consistent use 9 (19) 30 (40) 1.00
   Inconsistent use 8 (17) 24 (32) 0.9 (0.30–2.65)
   Did not use 30 (64) 21 (28) 0.21 (0.08–0.53)
Condom use with casual partners (n = 17)    
   Yes 6 6 1.00
   No 3 2 0.67 (0.04–8.48)