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Table 4 Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratio and (95% confidence intervals) of logistic regression showing effects of selected Characteristics (predictor variables) on the likely hood of sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University students

From: Predictors of sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University Students, South Ethiopia

Predictor variables of sexual abstinence Ever had sexual intercourse Crude OR(95%CI) Adjusted OR (95.0% C.I)
No (%) Yes (%)
Sex Male 37.1 40.7 1.2 (0.8,1.7) 0.9(0.6,1.6)
Female 9.6 12.6 1.00 1.00
Drink Alcohol (N=749) No 41.3 26.0 7.9 (5.4,11.5)* 6.2 (3.8,10.9)*
Yes 5.4 27.3 1.00 1.00
AIDS risk perception (N=749) No 11.8 39.3 1.00 1.00
Yes 34.9 14.0 4.1(3.0,5.6)* 2.6 (1.7,4.1)*
Place of resident (N=749) Rural 36.3 17.1 1.6 (1.2,2.2)* 2.1 (1.3,3.2)*
Urban 13.4 36.2 1.00 1.00
Level of knowledge on HIV (N=749). Poor 1.0 1.7 1.00 1.00
Better 45.7 51.6 3.6 (1.2,10.9)* 6.6 (1.6,12.9)*
Self reported Academic performance (N=749) Below average 4.6 28.8 1.00 1.00
At least average 42.1 24.5 3.8 (2.7,5.3)* 2.9 (1.9,4.6)*
Frequency of church attendance (N=749) ≤ twice a month 5.4 34.1 1.00 1.00
>twice a month 41.3 19.2 14.8 (10.1,19.5)* 6.4 (4.1,9.9)*
Communication with parents about sexual issues (N=749) Poor 8.7 21.5 1.00 1.00
Better 38.0 31.8 2.3 (1.7,3.2)* 1.6 (1.1,2.5)*
  1. *Statistically significant at P< 0.05.