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Table 3 Multivariate stepwise backward elimination model results for females: final model using ZDHS 2015 data

From: Understanding HIV and associated risk factors among religious groups in Zimbabwe

Variable Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% CI P Value
Ever tested for HIV 1.283 1.134–1.451 0.001
Know where to get tested 0.665 0.503–0.880 0.004
HIV transmission can be reduced by having 1 sexual partner 0.900 0.765–1.059 0.205
Men can reduce HIV transmission by being circumcised 0.863 0.781–0.955 0.004
Circumcised men who have sex without condom can get HIV/AIDS 0.633 0.579–0.693 0.001
Can get HIV from sharing food 1.203 1.012–1.429 0.036
Can get HIV by witchcraft or supernatural means 1.134 0.943–1.362 0.181
A healthy person can be HIV infected 0.814 0.719–0.921 0.001
Would be ashamed if a family member gets infected with HIV 1.110 0.970–1.270 0.129
Would buy vegetables from a vendor with HIV 0.817 0.729–0.915 0.001
Children with HIV should be allowed to attend school with children without HIV 0.804 0.680–0.950 0.011