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Table 3 The relationship between student’s knowledge on preventive methods and the perceived barrier

From: Health beliefs and barriers related to HIV prevention and screening among students of the University of Vlora: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge on preventive methods:
“Using the condom during the sexual act may reduce the risk of HIV infection”
Perceived barrier
“Using a condom seems like an insult to my partner”
Correct answer Incorrect answer Bivariate analysis
Total OR 95% CI
Incorrect answer 79 (11.13%) 81 (11.41%) 160 (22.54%) Ref  
Correct answer 139 (19.57%) 411 (57.89%) 550 (77.46%) 0.35 0.24–0.50
Total 218 (30.70%) 492 (69.30%) 710 (100.00%)   
  1. P-value: p = 0.000 ≤ 0.05