Table 4

Factors contributing to sexual risk-taking behaviour among school youth, Ethiopia, 2015

CategorySexual risk-taking behaviour (n)Prevalence ratio (95% CI)
HighLowCrudeAdjusted
Gender
 Male7231811 1.58 (1.25 to 2.00) 1.00 (0.80 to 1.24)
 Female495224311
Age (years)
 14–17610269411
 18–246021339 1.68 (1.45 to 1.95) 1.20 (1.02 to 1.42)*
Zone
 West19992711
 South49814701.43 (0.99 to 2.07)1.23 (0.91 to 1.66)
 Mekelle52316891.34 (0.85 to 2.11)1.38 (0.98 to 1.94)
Ethnicity
 Tigrai1132387811
 Amhara391390.97 (0.69 to 1.37)1.00 (0.84 to 1.19)
 Other†4656 2.00 (1.52 to 2.62) 1.57 (1.24 to 1.97)
Religion
 Orthodox Christian1098373911
 Muslim912741.10 (0.88 to 1.37)0.99 (0.83 to 1.18)
 Other‡28591.42 (0.98 to 2.06)1.13 (0.70 to 1.84)
School ownership
 Government11803716 2.47 (1.80 to 3.39) 2.48 (2.15 to 2.87)*
 Private40370 1 1
Living with
 Both parents6792529 1 1
 One parent2196871.14 (0.89 to 1.46)1.07 (0.89 to 1.28)
 Relatives3188451.29 (0.98 to 1.70)1.14 (0.97 to 134)
Technology use
 Yes11493615 1.87 (1.30 to 2.70) 0.88 (0.57 to 1.35)
 No6845911
Sexting
 Yes818946 4.08 (3.06 to 5.47) 2.48 (1.88 to 3.27)*
 No40031161
Pornography viewing
 Yes10101656 4.76 (3.61 to 6.28) 3.02 (2.52 to 3.62)*
 No210243011
  • *Denotes significant at p values ≤0.05. The ‘n’ for each variable varies on account of missing responses.