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Table 7 Correlates of sexual behavior 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 Ever practiced sex OR (95% CI)
  Yes No Crude Adjusted*
Sex
  Male 17 144 0.8 (0.4, 1.6) 0.9 (0.4, 2.1)
  Female 13 165 1.0 1.0
Age
  15-19 23 285 0.4 (0.2, 1.1) 0.4 (0.1, 1.3)
  20-24 7 24 1.0 1.0
Educational status
  9-10 22 218 1.1 (0.5, 2.4) 1.3 (0.5, 3.9)
  11-12 8 91 1.0 1.0
Knowledge on HIV transmission
  Yes 10 160 1.2 (0.6, 2.4) 1.0 (0.4, 2.5)
  No 20 149 1.0 1.0
Risk perception
  Low 16 307 0.02 (0.01, 0.1) 0 .02 (0.01, 0.1)**
  High 14 2 1.0 1.0
Willingness to use VCT
  Yes 21 269 2.0 (1.0, 4.5) 1.2 (0.4, 3.6)
  No 9 40 1.0 1.0
  1. NB**=significant (P<0.05).
  2. Adjusted*: for sex, age, educational status, marital status, knowledge on HIV transmission, risk perception, willingness to use VCT.