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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression on premarital sexual practice among adolescents in Tigray, refugee camps, northern Ethiopia, May, 2018

From: Premarital sexual practice and associated factors among adolescents in the refugee camps in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Variables Pre-marital sex COR (95%, CI) AOR (95%, CI)
No Yes
n (%) n (%)
Sex
 Male 218 (59.1) 151 (40.9) 1 1
 Female 63 (37.7) 104 (62.3) 2.38 (1.64–3.47) 1.83 (0.94–3.56)
Age
 <14 96 (60.8) 62 (39.2) 1 1
 14–19 121 (51.7) 113 (48.3) 1.45 (.96–2.18) 4.50 (2.298.84)
 20–24 64 (44.4) 80 (55.6) 1.94 (1.22–3.06) 9.76 (4.5820.82)
Living condition 
 With father and mother 97 (74.0) 34 (26.0) 1 1
 Father or mother only 91 (58.7) 64 (41.3) 2.00 (1.21–3.32) 1.46 (0.78–2.71)
 Relatives/friends 41 (37.6) 68 (62.4) 4.73 (2.73–8.20) 5.24 (2.2812.05)
 Alone 52 (36.9) 89 (63.1) 4.88 (2.91–8.21) 5.72 (2.6912.19)
Education status 
 Unable to read and write 75 (63.0) 44 (37.0) 1 1
 Only read and write 102 (64.6) 56 (35.4) 0.94 (0.57–1.54) 0.62 (0.32–1.20)
 Primary school 51 (34.0) 99 (66.0) 3.31 (2.00–5.47) 6.93 (3.0815.57)
 Secondary school 40 (50.0) 40 (50.0) 1.71 (0.96–3.03) 2.17 (1.004.69)
 College and above 13 (44.8) 16 (55.2) 2.10 (.92–4.77) 4.33 (1.4413.02)
Family marital status
 They live together 145 (67.4) 70 (32.6) 1 1
 Separated 80 (67.8) 38 (32.2) 0.98 (0.61–1.59) 0.46 (0.21–1.01)
 Divorced 20 (21.3) 74 (78.7) 7.66 (4.33–13.56) 5.11 (2.4210.80)
 Widowed 36 (33.0) 73 (67.0) 4.20 (2.57–6.86) 3.52 (1.697.33)
Pocket money 
 No 234 (59.7) 158 (40.3) 1 1
 Yes 47 (32.6) 97 (67.4) 3.06 (2.04–4.57) 4.14 (2.317.41)
Ever consumption alcohol
 No 134 (68.0) 63 (32.0) 1 1
 Yes 147 (43.4) 192 (56.6) 2.78 (1.924.02) 1.99 (1.203.38)
  1. Odds ratio and CI written in italics indicates statistical significance at p value < 0.05