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Table 4 The association between VCT uptake and explanatory factors among students with sexual experience

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

Variables Voluntary testing for HIV
Did you use VCT service?
Socio-demographic Total
n = 482
Yes
n = 106 (%)
OR 95% CI P-value AOR 95% CI P-value
Age group, year      0.403    
18–20 232 54
(23.28%)
Ref      
21–24 225 48
(21.33%)
0.89 0.58–1.39     
25–28 15 1
(6.67%)
0.24 0.03–1.87     
28+ 10 3
(30.00%)
1.44 0.36–5.78     
Gender      0.114    
Male 290 56
(19.31%)
Ref      
Female 192 50
(26.04%)
1.51 0.97–2.33     
Residence      0.007    0.005
Urban 316 82
(25.95%)
Ref    Ref   
Rural 166 24
(14.46%)
0.48 0.29–0.80   0.50 0.30–0.82  
Economic status      0.980    
High 27 6
(22.22%)
Ref      
Middle 426 94
(22.07%)
0.99 0.39–2.53     
Low 29 6
(20.69%)
0.91 0.26–3.27     
Civil status      0.280    
Single 362 71
(19.61%)
Ref      
Married 51 16
(31.37%)
2.11 0.38–11.72     
Divorced 6 2
(33.33%)
1.56 0.84–2.87     
Coexistent 63 17
(26.98%)
1.93 1.01–3.67     
Field of study      0.459    
Non health sciences 329 72
(21.88%)
Ref      
Health sciences 153 34
(22.22%)
1.03 0.65–1.64     
Academic year      0.001    0.003
1st year 144 24
(16.67%)
Ref    Ref   
2nd year 170 52
(30.59%)
1.13 0.63–2.04   2.31 1.33–3.99  
3rd year 168 30
(17.86%)
2.29 1.33–3.96   1.18 0.65–2.13  
The age of first sexual intercourse      0.087    
Less than 14 years old 22 4
(18.18%)
Ref      
15–18 years 249 54
(21.69%)
1.31 0.43–4.01     
19 and older 211 48
(22.75%)
1.37 0.45–4.23     
Number of sexual partners      0.905    
1 partner 249 56
(22.49%)
Ref      
2 partners 102 23
(22.55%)
0.74 0.40–1.37     
3 partners or more 131 27
(20.61%)
0.88 0.54–1.42