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Table 3 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression of HIV-positive sero-status and selected characteristics among 789 participants from Kasensero and surrounding fishing communities

From: HIV prevalence and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among youths (15–24 Years) in fishing and neighboring communities of Kasensero, Rakai District, South Western Uganda

Variable Crude Odds Ratio (COR) and (95% Confidence Interval (CI)) P-value Adjusted Odds Ratio (aOR) and (95% CI) P-value
Community
 Kyebe 1.0   1.0  
 Gwanda 3.1 (1.02–9.16) 0.046 2.1 (0.65–6.80) 0.211
 Kasensero 8.3 (3.61–19.30) <0.001 5.0 (2.22–13.01)a <0.001
Sex
 Female 1.0   1.0  
 Male 0.4 (0.26–0.57) <0.001 0.3 (0.16–0.50)a <0.001
Education
 Uneducated 1.0   1.0  
 Primary 0.7 (0.42–1.05) 0.077 0.8 (0.46–1.30) 0.287
 Post-primary 1.6 (0.85–3.17) 0.139 1.2 (0.57–2.63) 0.601
Occupation
 Business 1.0   1.0  
 Fishing 0.8 (0.43–1.43) 0.354 1.3 (0.61–2.71) 0.520
 Other occupation 0.6 (0.41–0.88) 0.011 0.9 (0.605–2.70) 0.704
Marital status
 Married 1.0   1.0  
 Unmarried 0.4 (0.27–0.56) <0.001 0.6 (0.41–0.98)a 0.044
Number of sexual partners in the past 12 months
 0 1.0   1.0  
 1 15 (4.6–47) <0.001 5.0 (1.33–15.80)a 0.017
 2+ 24 (7.4–78) <0.001 11.0 (3.04–36.72)a <0.001
Religion
 Catholic 1.0   1.0  
 Protestant 1.0 (0.57–1.73) 1.000 0.7 (0.37–1.22) 0.190
 Muslim 0.9 (0.54–1.46) 0.639 0.7 (0.407–1.20) 0.211
 Other religion 0.6 (0.29–1.35) 0.233 0.5 (0.23–1.22) 0.136
Illicit Drug use
 Yes 1.0   1.0  
 No 1.2 (0.51–3.30) 0.676 1.4 (0.47–3.91) 0.569
Gift for sex
 Yes 1.0   1.0  
 No 0.4 (0.14–.88) 0.026 0.6 (0.22–1.70) 0.334
  1. a = significant