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Table 7 Estimated odds ratio (OR) for having premarital sex among college-going men by selected predictors

From: Premarital Sexual Behavior among male college students of Kathmandu, Nepal

  Model I Model II Model III
Individual characteristics    
Age group    
15–19 1.0 1.0 1.0
20 and above 1.34 1.39 1.69*
Level of education    
Intermediate 1.0 1.0 1.0
Undergraduate 0.93 0.89 0.52*
Graduate degree 0.88 0.79 0.48*
Marital status    
Married 1.0 1.0 1.0
Unmarried 1.30 1.29 1.73
District    
Outside Kathmandu valley 1.0 1.0 1.0
Kathmandu valley 0.82 0.84 0.97
Living arrangement    
With family 1.0 1.0 1.0
Alone 1.32 1.39 1.28
With friends 1.05 1.07 1.07
Attitude towards male virginity    
Conservative (ref) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Liberal 2.16*** 2.15*** 1.91**
Family characteristics    
Family structure    
Joint family   1.0 1.0
Nuclear family   0.91 0.81
Religion    
Non-Hindu (ref)   1.0 1.0
Hindu   2.63* 2.99*
Peer characteristics    
Has close unmarried friend who has experienced premarital sex    
No (ref)    1.0
Yes    9.2***
Intercept 0.28 0.124 0.033
-2 log likelihood 741.7 736.1 611.1
Cox & Snell R square 0.043 0.052 0.238
  1. Note: *** = p < .001, ** = p < .01, * = p < .05