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Table 3 Factors associated with current risky sexual behavior among college students in Arba Minch Town, March 2015

From: Disparities in risky sexual behavior among khat chewer and non- chewer college students in Southern Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables Current RSB COR (95% CI) AOR(95% C.I)
Yes No
No (%) No (%)   
Age ©   405 (36.5) 704 (63.5) 1.17(1.10–1.25) 1.18(1.09–1.28)*
Sex Male 236(40.2) 351(59.8) 1.40(1.10–1.80) 1.82(1.28–2.6)*
Female 169(32.4) 353(67.6) 1 1
Previous residence Urban 245(45.4) 295(54.6) 2.12(1.66–2.72) 1.63(1.17–2.28)*
Rural 160(28.1) 409(71.9) 1 1
Living arrangement Away from family 333(39) 519(61) 1.65(1.22–2.24) 2.45(1.62–3.7)*
With family 72(28) 185(72) 1 1
Peer pressure High 116(19.6) 477(80.4) 5.24(4.01–6.84) 2.58(1.85–3.59)*
Low 289(56) 227(44) 1 1
Father educational status No formal education 87(39.4) 134(60.6) 0.93(0.67–1.29) 1.48(.96–2.31)
Primary 119(29.5) 285(70.5) 0.60(0.45–0.79) 0.74(0.51–1.07)
Secondary and above 199(41.1) 285(58.9) 1 1
Type of college Private 73(40.8) 106(59.2) 1.24(0.90–1.72) 0.91(0.59–1.42)
Public 332(35.7) 598(64.3) 1 1
Year of study Year three 132(45.7) 157(54.3) 1.81(1.34–2.45) 1.270(.85–1.9)
Year two 126(35.3) 231(64.7) 1.73(0.88–1.57) 1.06(0.74–1.54)
Year one 147(31.7) 316(68.3) 1 1
Average grade© Average grade 405(36.5) 704(63.5) 0.06(0.98–1.00) 0.98(0.96–0.99)*
Attending religious institution Regularly 69(20.1) 275(79.9) 0.78(0.11–0.29) 0.23(0.12–0.42)*
Often 211(38.2) 342(61.8) 0.4(0.28–0.69) 0.59(0.34–1.05)
Occasionally 69(59.5) 47(40.5) 1.05(0.61–1.82) 0.81(0.38–1.65)
Never 56(58.3) 40(41.7) 1 1
Attending nightclub Yes 152(65) 82(35) 4.56(3.36–6.19) 1.42(0.93–2.16)
No 252(28.8) 623(71.2) 1 1
Watching pornographic movies Yes 307(53) 272(47) 4.98(3.76–6.54) 2.51(1.79–3.51)*
No 89(17) 432(83) 1 1
khat chewing Yes 142(76.4) 44(23.7) 7.55(5.37–10.6) 3.02(1.91–4.76)*
No 263(28.5) 660(71.6) 1 1
Alcohol drinking Yes 214(66.3) 109(33.7) 6.12(4.61–8.11) 2.26(1.54–3.35)*
No 191(24.3) 595(75.7) 1 1
Cigarette smoking Yes 46(88.5) 6(11.5) 14.91(6.31–35.23) 2.26(0.83–6.16)
No 359(44) 698(66) 1 1
  1. © continous variables *statistically significant association at p-value < 0.05