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Table 3 Adjusted associations between participants’ self-efficacy in STI-diagnosis-related communications and selected participants’ characteristics in multivariable logistic regression models

From: Women’s communication self-efficacy and expectations of primary male partners’ cooperation in sexually transmitted infection treatment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Participants’ self-efficacya
Odds ratios (95 % confidence intervals)
Disclosing their STI positivity to primary male partner Asking primary male partner to have an STI examination Giving medications for STI treatment to primary male partner
Participants’ education level    
 Secondary school or lower 1 1 1
 High school or higher 2.14 (0.89–5.45) 1.73 (0.75–4.01) 2.55 (1.02–6.39)
P value .08 .20 .05
Participants’ ever having traded sex    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.25 (0.09–0.69) 0.54 (0.21–1.41) 0.31 (0.11–0.89)
P value .008 .21 .02
Partner type    
 Husband/fiancé 1 1 1
 Boyfriend/other 0.47 (0.16–1.31) 0.62 (0.24–1.58) 0.43 (0.16–1.15)
P value .15 .32 .09
  1. aAll dependent variables were dichotomized as “slightly confident” or “very confident” (i.e., a score of 4 or 5 on the Likert scale) versus the others (i.e., a score of 1–3 on the Likert scale)