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Table 2 Unadjusted odds ratios of the associations between selected characteristics and sexual behaviours

From: Wealth and sexual behaviour among men in Cameroon

Characteristic Had at least two sex partners in the last 12 months (Yes/No) Had more than five lifetime sex partners (Yes/No) Used condom in last sex with non-spousal non-cohabiting partner (Yes/No) Has ever paid for sex (Yes/No) Coital debut at 17 years or younger (Yes/No)
Wealth index      
   Low 1 1 1 1 1
   Middle 1.09 (0.94–1.26) 1.39 (1.22–1.59) 0.30 (0.24–0.36) 1.26 (0.78–2.04) 1.52 (1.31–1.75)
   High 1.40 (1.22–1.62) 1.66 (1.45–1.90) 0.16 (0.13–0.19) 0.88 (0.54–1.41) 1.84 (1.59–2.13)
   p-value 0.009 <0.001 <0.001 0.057 <0.001
Education      
   No school 1 1 1 1 1
   Primary 0.94 (0.77–1.15) 1.65 (1.36–2.00) 0.24 (0.16–0.37) 2.25 (1.04–4.88) 3.10 (2.47–3.88)
   Secondary/higher 1.32 (1.08–1.60) 2.02 (1.68–2.43) 0.08 (0.06–0.12) 1.47 (0.70–3.09) 4.88 (3.91–6.06)
   p-value 0.010 <0.001 <0.001 0.029 <0.001
Age (years)      
   15–29 1 1 1 1 1
   30–44 1.71 (1.50–1.96) 5.58 (4.70–6.62) 3.56 (3.03–4.18) 0.89 (0.59–1.34) 0.39 (0.34–0.45)
   45–59 1.32 (1.11–1.56) 4.43 (3.88–5.06) 9.28 (7.04–12.24) 0.17 (0.06–0.47) 0.20 (0.17–0.25)
   p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.154 <0.001
Residence      
   Rural 1 1 1 1 1
   Urban 1.18 (1.05–1.33) 1.27 (1.14–1.42) 0.31 (0.26–0.36) 1.45 (0.97–2.18) 1.37 (1.22–1.54)
   p-value 0.019 0.001 <0.001 0.966 <0.001
Religion      
   Christians 1 1 1 1 1
   Muslims 0.69 (0.59–0.82) 0.47 (0.40–0.54) 1.96 (1.60–2.40) 1.96 (1.13–3.38) 0.46 (0.39–0.54)
   Others 0.97 (0.81–1.15) 0.81 (0.69–0.96) 1.48 (1.19–1.84) 0.62 (0.35–1.14) 0.73 (0.61–0.88)
   p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.002 0.036
Marital status      
   Never married 1 1 1 1 1
   Currently married 2.11 (1.86–2.41) 5.15 (4.53–5.87) 7.09 (6.04–8.32) 0.58 (0.38–0.87) 0.34 (0.30–0.39)
   Divorced/widowed 2.11 (1.71–2.62) 5.20 (4.22–6.41) 1.68 (1.33–2.12) 1.03 (0.59–1.81) 0.55 (0.44–0.68)
   p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.771 <0.001
  1. Values are odds ratios (95% confidence intervals)