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Table 5 Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios of wanting a circumcision and having multiple sex partners (n = 7480)

From: Association between wanting circumcision and risky sexual behaviour in Zimbabwe: evidence from the 2010–11 Zimbabwe demographic and health survey

Variable Unadjusted ORs Adjusted ORs
Wanting a circumcision 1.44*** [1.20-1.73] 1.35** [1.12-1.63]
Age   
15-24 1.00 1.00
25-34 2.03*** [1.67-2.46] 0.87 [0.62-1.23]
35-44 1.52** [1.19-1.94] 0.61** [0.42-0.88]
45-54 1.27 [0.91-1.76] 0.61** [0.41-0.91]
Level of education   
None 1.00 1.00
Primary 0.95 [0.37-2.45] 0.95 [0.33-2.65]
Secondary+ 1.10 [0.43-2.85] 1.18 [0.43-3.21]
Religion   
Traditional/Other 1.00 1.00
Christians 0.61* [0.41-0.91] 0.59** [0.40-0.88]
Muslim+ 0.94 [0.27-3.28] 0.44 [0.04-5.01]
None 0.97 [0.65-1.42] 0.97 [0.66-1.43]
Residence   
Urban 1.00 1.00
Rural 0.84 [0.68-1.03] 0.70 [0.47-1.03]
Province   
Manicaland 1.00 1.00
Mashonaland 0.76 [0.56-1.05] 0.69* [0.50-0.96]
Matabeleland/Midlands 0.81 [0.58-1.13] 0.75 [0.53-1.06]
Harare 0.97 [0.66-1.42] 0.81 [0.51-1.30]
Bulawayo 0.66* [0.44-0.99] 0.59* [0.35-0.98]
Marital status   
Never married 1.00 1.00
Married/Living together 2.36*** [1.93-2.90] 2.99*** [2.10-4.30]
Formerly married 2.42*** [1.59-3.66] 2.94*** [1.66-5.21]
Wealth tercile   
Lowest 1.00 1.00
Middle 0.92 [0.71-1.19] 0.88 [0.69-1.11]
Highest 0.95 [0.76-1.72] 0.79 [0.55-1.12]
  1. Exponential coefficients; 95percent confidence intervals in brackets.
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  3. +Based on few weighted cases.
  4. “Secondary+” includes those with a secondary education and above.
  5. “Mashonaland Province” includes Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central and Masvingo.
  6. “Matabeleland/Midlands” includes Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Midlands.