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Table 2 Factors associated with self-reported sexually transmitted infections among sexually active men in Ghana

From: Self-reported sexually transmitted infections among sexually active men in Ghana

Variables aOR 95% CI P-value
Age (years) Lower bound Upper bound
 15–24 2.195 1.13 4.26 0.020
 25–34 2.96 1.64 5.35 P < 0.001
 35–44 2.29 1.23 4.24 0.009
 45–59 Ref Ref Ref Ref
Ecological Zone
 Northern zone Ref Ref Ref Ref
 Middle zone 1.59 0.86 2.93 0.142
 Coastal zone 1.12 0.58 2.17 0.730
Educational level
 No education 0.72 0.39 1.35 0.304
 Primary 0.75 0.46 1.18 0.209
 Higher Ref Ref Ref Ref
Marital status
 Not married Ref    
 Married 0.77 0.47 1.28 0.311
Ethnicity
 Akan 1.02 0.59 1.76 0.951
 Ga Adangme/Ewe 1.33 0.72 2.45 0.353
 Mole Dagbani 1.04 0.58 1.86 0.890
 Other Ref Ref Ref Ref
Age at first sex (years)
  < =19 Ref Ref Ref Ref
 20 and above 0.66 0.472 0.926 0.016
Number of sex partners excluding spouse in the last 12 months
 0 Ref Ref Ref Ref
 1 1.51 0.94 2.412 0.087
 2+ 4.238 2.52 7.14 P < 0.001
Exposure to mass media
Newspaper/Magazine
  No Ref Ref Ref Ref
  Yes 0.53 0.37 0.77 P < 0.001
Television
  No Ref Ref Ref Ref
  Yes 1.45 0.88 2.38 0.144
  N 3051    
R2 0.107    
  1. Ref Reference category CI Confidence Interval
  2. Source: 2014 GDHS