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Table 3 Predictors of early sexual initiation among youths (Crude & adjusted HR) in Gamo-Gofa, South West Ethiopia, 2012

From: Association of Khat and alcohol use with HIV infection and age at first sexual initiation among youths visiting HIV testing and counseling centers in Gamo-Gofa Zone, South West Ethiopia

Explanatory variables Age at sexual initiation Crude HR (95% CI) Adjusted HR (95% CI) P-value
  Early initiation < 18 years(1) Late initiation >= 18 years(0)    
Employed      0.016
Yes 72 66 1.00 1.00
No 93 60 1.161 (0.853, 1.579) 7.372 (1.455, 37.357)
Have comprehensive knowledge on HIV      0.002
Yes 80 73 1.00 1.00
No 85 53 1.256 8.247(2.121, 32.067)
Alcohol use      0.014
Yes 65 38 1.329(0.972, 1.817) 3.815(1.315, 11.070)
No 100 88 1.00 1.00
Khat use      0.004
Yes 42 29 1.082(0.762, 1.537) 7.241(1.871, 28.016)
No 122 96 1.00 1.00