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Table 6 Multivariate logistic regression models examining the odds of reporting having had multiple partners in the last 12 months or having ever engaged in transactional sex for young men and women (ages 15–24) in Antananarivo and Antsiranana, Madagascar (2009)

From: Consuming sex: the association between modern goods, lifestyles and sexual behaviour among youth in Madagascar

  % Reporting two or more sexual partners in the last 12 months % Ever had sex intending to receive gifts/money in return
  Men (n = 501) Women (n = 454) Women (n = 507)
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Type of residence (Ref = Urban)       
Peri-Urban 0.518** (0.297 – 0.904) 1.014 (0.245 – 4.197)  
Rural 1.036 (0.544 – 1.970) 2.179 (0.303 – 15.68)  
Region of origin (Ref = Imerina)   7.211*** (2.109 – 24.66) 11.87*** (3.735 – 37.74)
Perceives they are fashionable (Ref = Rarely/Never)       
Sometimes   2.665 (0.678 – 10.48) 6.476** (1.559 – 26.90)
For parties/Often/Always   1.295 (0.308 – 5.449) 2.436 (0.572 – 10.37)
Perceives fashion is important (Ref = Not at all):       
Somewhat 1.176 (0.754 – 1.833) 1.761 (0.556 – 5.582) 1.894 (0.578 – 6.209)
Important/Very Important 1.670 (0.822 – 3.393) 0.503 (0.065 – 3.877) 0.273 (0.0306 – 2.432)
Used their cell phone yesterday   1.556 (0.568 – 4.263) 1.684 (0.522 – 5.436)
Consumed alcohol in last 4 weeks 1.485 + (0.969 – 2.273) 5.261** (1.282 – 21.59)  
In the last six months:       
Used the Internet   4.910** (1.095 – 22.01)  
Frequented nightclub 2.201*** (1.296 – 3.736) 5.296*** (1.496 – 18.75) 10.02*** (1.779 – 56.41)
Got to know a foreigner   5.453** (1.235 – 24.07) 14.53*** (1.955 – 108.0)
Fashionable items consumed in last 6 months (ref = 0)       
1–3    0.325 + (0.0883 – 1.197)
4 or more    0.659 (0.176 – 2.460)
Age 1.022 (0.928 – 1.126) 0.773** (0.624 – 0.957) 0.983 (0.804 – 1.202)
Highest Education Attained 0.968 (0.896 – 1.046) 0.787*** (0.663 – 0.934) 0.761*** (0.629 – 0.919)
Household composition (Ref = Lives with at least one parent)       
Lives with spouse 0.584+ (0.314 – 1.087) 1.357 (0.332 – 5.538) 0.463 (0.140 – 1.529)
Lives with other family/non-family 0.928 (0.531 – 1.622) 1.486 (0.415 – 5.324) 0.339 (0.0853 – 1.345)
Household Wealth (Ref = 2 poorest quintiles) 1.329 (0.740 – 2.386) 6.987** (1.392 – 35.06) 1.652 (0.507 – 5.383)
Receives pocket money from Parents 0.933 (0.524 – 1.661) 0.478 (0.140 – 1.631) 0.00787*** (0.000518 – 0.120)
Last month’s expenditures (in ariary) (Ref = <18,000)       
18,000–49,000 1.663+ (0.949 – 2.915)   
50,000–99,000 1.324 (0.716 – 2.446)   
> = 100,000 3.105*** (1.489 – 6.475)   
  1. *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, + p < 0.1.