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Table 3 Factor associated with boatmen's sexual intercourse with any non-marital female partners in last 12 months

From: An assessment of vulnerability to HIV infection of boatmen in Teknaf, Bangladesh

Independent variables Crude odds ratio (95%CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) P-value
Marital status
   Married†
   Single 1.68(1.12–2.55) 1.20(0.68–2.09) 0.528
Age group in years
   Age < 25 yrs †
   25+ yrs 0.48(0.32–0.72) 0.47(0.27–0.81)* 0.007
Educational attainments
   Had formal schooling †
   Had no formal schooling 1.63(1.05–2.54) 1.48(0.92–2.38) 0.106
Income
   < 3000 Taka †
   3000+ Taka 0.55(0.33–0.92) 0.62(0.34–1.12) 0.116
Type of boatmen
   Local fishing †
   Deep sea fishing 0.53(0.34–0.82) 0.35(0.20–0.60)* 0.000
   Non-fishing 0.91(0.43–1.95) 0.25(0.94–0.69)* 0.007
Types of activities of boatmen    
   Pilot †    
   Helper 1.22(0.78–1.97) 0.93(0.51–1.71) 0.825
   Fisherman 0.93(0.62–1.40) 0.55(0.30–0.99) 0.050
   Engineman 1.29(0.75–2.23) 1.03(0.52–2.04) 0.928
Knowledge on mode of transmission of HIV
   Knew HIV could be transmitted through sexual intercourse †
   Did not know HIV could be transmitted through sexual intercourse 1.19(0.59–2.93) 1.15(0.52–2.52) 0.735
Individual risk perception
   Perceived risk of being infected with HIV †
   Perceived no risk for self 0.86(0.56–1.33) 0.66(0.40–1.09) 0.106
  1. * Statistically significant
  2. † Reference category