Table 4

Factors associated with the odds of a sexually transmitted infection diagnosis among refugee and displaced youth in informal settlements in Kampala, Uganda (n=114)

IndicatorsLifetime STI diagnosis
OR (95% CI)aOR (95% CI)
Sociodemographic factors
Age0.99 (0.86 to 1.15)
Education (<secondary school=0)0.48 (0.23 to 1.04)
Relationship status (single=0)
 Dating one partner/married1.69 (0.73 to 3.89)
 Casual dating/multiple partners0.64 (0.15 to 2.78)
Intrapersonal factor
Lifetime multiple sexual partners (No=0)0.25 (0.11 to 0.56)***3.80 (1.46 to 9.92)**
Interpersonal factors
Condom use self-efficacy0.93 (0.88 to 0.98)**0.91 (0.85 to 0.97)**
Lifetime forced sex (No=0)1.29 (0.56 to 2.96)
Community factors
Sexual activity and pregnancy stigma0.71 (0.59 to 0.84)* 0.75 (0.61 to 0.93)*
Modern family planning and abortion stigma0.93 (0.76 to 1.14)
Model fit indices
 N114114
 Predicted correctly72.8
 Nagelkerke R square0.33
  • *p<0.050, **p<0.010, ***p<0.001.

  • aOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; OR, unadjusted odds ratio; STI, sexually transmitted infection.