Skip to main content

Table 4 Odds ratio of male circumcision status to sexual behaviour, as a subset analysis of men who reported to have had sex, using all data combined for 11 countries

From: Understanding the socio-economic and sexual behavioural correlates of male circumcision across eleven voluntary medical male circumcision priority countries in southeastern Africa

Characteristic OR (95 % CI) p-value
Alcohol consumption last time had sexa
 No (Referent)  
 Yes 1.21 (1.12–1.31) 0.000*
Safe Sexual Behaviourb
 Yes (Referent)  
 No 1.65 (1.58–1.73) 0.000*
Total lifetime sexual partnersc
 1 (Referent)  
 2 0.76 (0.72–0.81) 0.000*
 3+ 0.70 (0.67–0.74) 0.000*
No. of wives/partnersd
 1 (Referent)  
  > 1 1.03 (0.94–1.12) 0.573
Age at first sexe
 30+ (Referent)  
 25–29 0.77 (0.65–0.89) 0.001*
 20–24 0.62 (0.54–0.72) 0.000*
 15–19 0.59 (0.51–0.68) 0.000*
  < 14 0.58 (0.50–0.68) 0.000*
STDs/STIsf
 No (Referent)  
 Yes 0.64 (0.58–0.69) 0.000*
  1. Note: Out of 62877 participants, 13267 said they did not have sex. Hence, 49,610 participants were included in the subset analysis on sexual behaviour
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. a25656 respondents said “don’t know” for alcohol consumption during sex
  4. b6142 participants did not have responses on safe sexual behaviour
  5. c2036 participants said “don’t know” when asked for total lifetime partners
  6. d17304 participants did not have responses for number of wives or partners currently
  7. e1340 participants said “don’t know” for age at first sex
  8. f563 participants did not have information on presence of STDs/STIs