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Table 5 Association between risk behaviors and knowledge, attitudes, gender and socioeconomic status

From: Assessment of knowledge, attitude and risk behaviors towards HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted infection among preparatory students of Gondar town, north west Ethiopia

   At least one risk behavior    
Sociodemographic characteristics N Yes
60(25%)
No
180(75%)
OR Χ2 p-value
Gender       
   Male 125 39(31.2%) 86(68.8%) 1.8 (1.15,2.95) 0.009
   Female 115 21(18.3%) 94(81.7%)    
Socioeconomic class       
   Low 131 39(29.8) 92(70.2%) 0.56 (0.31,1.03) 0.061
   High 109 21(19.3) 88(80.7%)    
Alcohol       
   Yes 64 37(57.8%) 27(42.2%) 9.1 (4.7,11.67) 0.000
   No 176 23(13.1%) 153(86.9%)    
Drugs of abuse       
   Yes 26 15(57.7%) 11(42.3%) 5.11 (2.2,11.9) 0.000
   No 214 45(21%) 169(79%)    
Attitude       
   positive 193 47(24.4%) 146(75.6%) 0.842 (0.41,1.72) 0.639
   Negative 47 13(27.7%) 34(72.3%)    
Knowledge status       
   Good Knowledge 205 51(24.9%) 154(75.1%) 0.957 (0.421,2.172) 0.916
   poor knowledge 35 9(25.7%) 26(74.3%)