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Table 3 Factors associated with having multiple sexual partners in the previous 3 months

From: HIV sexual risk behaviors and perception of risk among college students: implications for planning interventions

  Females Reporting Male Partnerships
Variables n/N* (%) Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) P-Value
Age (Years)     
< 20 12/46 (28.3) 1  
20-29 22/82 (26.8) 0.93 (0.42-2.09) 0.86
30 & Above 1/28 (35.7) 0.09 (0.01-0.76) 0.03
Ethnicity     
White 1/7 (14.3) 1  
African American 25/134 (18.7) 1.73 (0.20-14.94) 0.62
Hispanic or Latino 3/12 (25.0) 4.29 (0.39 - 47.63) 0.24
Others 0/10 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00 - 0.00) 1.00
Marital status     
Never been married 26/135 (19.3) 1  
Married 0/11 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00-0.00) 1.00
Separated/Divorced/Widow 3/17 (17.6) 0.70 (0.18 - 2.45) 0.54
5 or more drinks of alcohol in last 30 days     
0 days 21/120 (17.5) 1  
1 or more days 8/37 (21.6) 2.00 (0.89 - 4.62) 0.09
Marijuana use in 30 days     
0 times 22/131 (16.8) 1  
1 or more times 6/27 (22.2) 1.80 (0.70-4.54) 0.22
  Males reporting female partnerships
Age (Years)     
0-19 4/11 (36.4) 1  
20-29 12/25 (48.0) 1.62 (0.38 - 6.94) 0.52
30 & Above 2/7 (28.6) 0.70 (0.09 - 5.43) 0.73
Ethnicity     
White 0/4 (0.00) 1  
African American 11/42 (26.2) 0.4 (0.29-31.23) 3.00
Hispanic or Latino 1/5 (20.0) 0.9 (0.03-17.51) 0.75
Others 2/5 (40.0) 4.5 (0.25 - 80.57) 0.31
Marital status     
Never been married 10/46 (21.7) 1  
Married 1/4 (25.0) 1.3 (0.17 - 10.05) 0.80
Separated/Divorced/Widow 3/7 (48.9) 1.73 (0.35 - 8.64) 0.502
Age at sexual debut     
< 19 years 10/48 (20.8) 1  
> 19 years 1/4 (25.0) 0.429 (0.04-4.42) 0.48
5 or more drinks of alcohol in last 30 days     
0 days 7/36 (19.4) 1  
1 or more days 7/19 (36.8) 2.16 (0.66 - 6.69) 0.18
Marijuana use in last 30 days     
0 times 8/37 (21.6) 1  
1 or more times 5/17 (29.4) 1.85 (0.58 - 5.90) 0.30
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol in last 30 days     
0 times 10/47 (21.3) 1  
1 or more times 4/10 (40.0) 3.90 (0.71 - 21.46) 0.12
  Males reporting male partnerships
Age (Years)     
< 20 1/6 (16.7) 1  
20-29 4/19 (21.1) 1.33 (0.12-14.90) 0.82
30 & Above 0/3 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00-0.00) 1.00
Ethnicity     
White 1/5 (20.0) 1  
African American 5/23 (21.7) 0.54 (0.70 - 3.98) 0.53
Hispanic or Latino 1/4 (25.0) 0.50 (0.29-8.95)2 2.64
Others 0/1 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00-0.00) 1.00
Marital status     
Never been married 7/20 (23.3) 1  
Married 0/1 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00 - 0.00) 1.00
Separated/Divorced/Widow 0/2 (0.00) 2.75 (0.15-49.36) 0.49
At least one drinks of alcohol in last 30 days     
0 days 4/12 (33.3) 1  
1 or more days 2/9 (22.2) 3.50 (0.60 - 20.41) 0.16
Marijuana use in last 30 days     
0 times 3/24 (12.5) 1  
1 or more times 3/7 (42.9) 17.50 (2.29-134.28) 0.01
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol in last 30 days     
0 times 5/27 (18.5) 1  
1 or more times 2/6 (33.3) 8.80 (1.25 - 62.19) 0.03
  Females reporting female partnerships
Age (Years)     
0-19 5/10 50.0 1  
20-29 11/19 57.9 1.38 (0.30-6.40) 0.69
30 & Above 3/4 75.5 3.00 (0.23-39.61) 0.40
Ethnicity     
White 1/2 50.0 1  
African American 18/33 54.5 1.20 (0.07-20.85) 0.90
Hispanic or Latino 1/1 100.0 - 1.00
Others - - -  
Marital status     
Never been married 18/30 60.0 1  
Married - - - -
Separated/Divorced/Widow 2/5 40.0 0.44 (0.06-3.07) 0.41
At least one drinks of alcohol in last 30 days     
0 days 8/16 50.0 1  
1 or more days 12/20 60.0 1.50 (0.40-5.65) 0.55
5 or more drinks of alcohol in last 30 days     
0 days 13/24 54.2 1 0.23
1 or more days 7/9 77.8 2.96 (0.51-17.29)  
Marijuana use in 30 days     
0 times 9/18 50.0 1  
1 or more times 8/14 57.1 1.33 (0.33-5.43) 0.69
Cocaine use in 30 days     
0 times 19/33 57.6 1  
1 or more times 1/3 33.3 0.37 (0.03-4.48) 0.43
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol in last 30 days     
0 times 14/26 53.8 1  
1 or more times 6/10 60.0 1.29 (0.29-5.66) 0.74
  1. * n is the number of respondents reporting multiple partnerships
  2. N is the number of respondents with the listed characteristic. N varies based on the number of responses.