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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios of the association 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 1.16 (0.98–1.37) 1.73 (1.47–2.07) 0.57 (0.45–0.72) 0.82 (0.46–1.46) 1.05 (0.88–1.26)
   High 1.38 (1.12–1.69) 1.97 (1.60–2.43) 0.43 (0.32–0.56) 0.47 (0.24–0.93) 1.04 (0.84–1.29)
   p-value 0.043 <0.001 0.009 0.270 0.757
Education      
   No school 1 1 1 1 1
   Primary 0.93 (0.73–1.17) 2.20 (1.76–2.77) 0.49 (0.32–0.77) 1.68 (0.66–4.34) 2.07 (1.61–2.65)
   Secondary/higher 1.19 (0.94–1.52) 2.59 (2.02–3.31) 0.24 (0.16–0.38) 1.10 (0.41–3.00) 2.73 (2.10–3.56)
   p-value 0.002 <0.001 0.001 0.111 <0.001
Age (years)      
   15–29 1 1 1 1 1
   30–44 1.12 (0.96–1.32) 2.89 (2.45–3.40) 1.96 (1.61–2.39) 1.03 (0.63–1.67) 0.51 (0.43–0.59)
   45–59 0.87 (0.72–1.07) 4.06 (3.29–5.02) 3.90 (2.86–5.30) 0.20 (0.07–0.61) 0.30 (0.24–0.36)
   p-value 0.250 0.001 <0.001 0.111 0.001
Residence      
   Rural 1 1 1 1 1
   Urban 0.98 (0.84–1.15) 0.97 (0.82–1.14) 0.65 (0.53–0.80) 2.10 (1.24–3.56) 0.97 (0.82–1.14)
   p-value 0.584 0.124 <0.001 0.024 0.665
Religion      
   Christians 1 1 1 1 1
   Muslims 0.74 (0.61–0.89) 0.51 (0.42–0.61) 0.95 (0.73–1.23) 2.12 (1.11–4.03) 0.68 (0.56–0.82)
   Others 1.00 (0.83–1.20) 0.81 (0.67–0.98) 1.06 (0.82–1.36) 0.65 (0.35–1.23) 0.87 (0.71–1.05)
   p-value 0.600 <0.001 0.484 0.485 0.005
Marital status      
   Never married 1 1 1 1 1
   Currently married 2.26 (1.91–2.67) 3.41 (2.89–4.02) 3.49 (2.86–4.25) 0.62 (0.38–1.03) 0.68 (0.58–0.81)
   Divorced/widowed 2.11 (1.69–2.65) 3.61 (2.87–4.53) 1.18 (0.91–1.54) 1.08 (0.59–2.00) 0.88 (0.70–1.11)
   p-value <0.001 <0.001 0.300 0.876 0.665
  1. Values are odds ratios (95% confidence intervals)