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Table 3 Logistic regression of comprehensive HIV/AIDS knowledge among young women in Malawi (n = 10,422)

From: Prevalence and correlates of comprehensive HIV/AIDS knowledge among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 years in Malawi: evidence from the 2015–16 Malawi demographic and health survey

Variables COR 95% CI P-value AOR 95% CI P-value
Age
 15–19 1    1   
 20–24 1.18 1.09–1.27 < 0.001 0.97 0.87–1.07 0.482
Education
 None 1    1   
 Primary school 1.65 1.33–2.05 < 0.001 1.61 1.30–2.01 < 0.001
 Secondary school or above 3.48 2.79–4.33 < 0.001 2.97 2.35–3.75 < 0.001
Marital status
 Never married 1    1   
 Currently married 0.94 0.86–1.02 0.113 0.85 0.76–0.95 0.005
 Formerly married 0.93 0.79–1.09 0.340 0.88 0.74–1.06 0.189
Region
 Northern 1    1   
 Central 1.37 1.20–1.57 < 0.001 1.65 1.43–1.89 < 0.001
 Southern 1.42 1.24–1.62 < 0.001 1.65 1.43–1.90 < 0.001
Residence
 Rural 1    1   
 Urban 1.38 1.25–1.52 < 0.001 0.88 0.77–1.01 0.067
Household wealth status
 Poorest 1    1   
 Poorer 1.13 0.99–1.28 0.062 1.08 0.95–1.23 0.225
 Middle 1.24 1.09–1.41 0.001 1.14 0.99–1.30 0.056
 Richer 1.57 1.38–1.78 < 0.001 1.29 1.13–1.48 < 0.001
 Richest 1.81 1.61–2.04 < 0.001 1.24 1.05–1.45 0.011
Religion
 Christians 1    1   
 Muslims 0.86 0.77–0.97 0.013 0.98 0.86–1.11 0.716
 No religion 0.40 0.18–0.86 0.019 0.47 0.21–1.04 0.468
Frequency of listening to radio
 Not at all 1    1   
 Less than once a week 1.37 1.23–1.52 < 0.001 1.22 1.09–1.36 < 0.001
 At least once a week 1.52 1.39–1.67 < 0.001 1.27 1.15–1.40 < 0.001
Ever tested for HIV
 No 1    1   
 Yes 1.71 1.56–1.86 < 0.001 1.88 1.68–2.09 < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval