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Table 5 Correlates of risk perception with selected variables among high school students in Debre-berhan Town, January 2010

From: Perception of High School Students on risk for acquiring HIV and utilization of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) service for HIV in Debre-berhan Town, Ethiopia: a quantitative cross-sectional study

Variables Risk perception OR (95% CI)
  Low High Crude Adjusted*
Sex
  Male 154 7 0.6 (0.2. 1.9) 0.6 (0.1, 2.3)
  Female 169 9 1.0 1.0
Age
  15-19 294 14 0.7 (0.1, 3.1) 1.0 (0.2, 6.2)
  20-24 29 2 1.0 1.0
Educational status
  9-10 226 14 1.6 (0.4, 5.7) 1.7 (0.3, 9.2)
  11-12 97 2 1.0 1.0
Marital status
  Single 320 14 0.2 (0.02, 1.6) 1.3 (0.1, 17.8)
  Married 3 2 1.0 1.0
Knowledge on HIV transmission
  Yes 167 3 2.0 (0.6, 5.7) 2.0 (0.5, 7.9)
  No 156 13 1.0 1.0
Ever practiced sex
  Yes 16 17 0.02 (0.01, 0.07) 0.02 (0.01, 0.1)**
  No 307 2 1.0 1.0
Ever used VCT
  Yes 124 6 0.9 (0.3, 2.6) 1.1 (0.3, 4.1)
  No 199 10 1.0 1.0
  1. NB**=significant (P<0.05).
  2. Adjusted*: for sex, age, educational status, marital status, knowledge of HIV transmission, ever practiced sex, ever used VCT.