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Table 3 Multivariate logistic (1 and 3) and linear (2) regression models results

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding HIV among first time attenders of voluntary counseling and testing services in Italy

Variable OR SE 95% CI pvalue
Model 1. Knowledge about the modes of transmission and the main preventative measures of HIV (Sample size=244)
Log likelihood=−118.4, χ2=37.67 (6 df), p<0.0001
Physician as source of information about HIV/AIDS 4.34 1.71 2.01-9.42 <0.001
Having had more than one sexual partner and no consistent condom use in the last year 0.33 0.13 0.16-0.7 0.004
Educational level     
Middle school or lower 0.34 0.16 0.14-0.84 0.019
Baccalaureate degree/graduate degree* 1.0    
Employment status 0.63 0.2 0.33-1.19 0.15
Need of additional information about HIV/AIDS 0.63 0.21 0.33-1.21 0.17
Number of other persons in the household 0.69 0.27 0.32-1.47 0.34
Model 3. Having received the HIV test (Sample size=244)
Log likelihood=−114.71, χ2=20.76 (5 df), p<0.0001
Having visited a physician or having participated in preventive activities about HIV/AIDS 2.67 0.93 1.35-5.29 0.005
Gender 0.42 1.66 0.19-0.91 0.028
Knowledge about the modes of transmission and the main preventative measures of HIV 1.73 0.62 0.85-3.52 0.13
Educational level     
Middle school or lower 0.54 0.23 0.23-1.26 0.15
Baccalaureate degree/graduate degree* 1.0    
Injecting drugs use in the last year 1.85 0.8 0.79-4.33 0.16
Variable Coeff SE t p value
Model 2. Fear of contracting HIV/AIDS (Sample size=244)
F(6,237)=6.96, p<0.0001, R2=15%, adjusted R2=12.8%
Perception of personal health status 0.25 0.08 2.94 0.004
Age −0.04 0.02 −2.48 0.014
Marital status −0.84 0.41 −2.07 0.04
Need of additional information about HIV/AIDS 0.5 0.33 1.5 0.13
Gender 0.51 0.34 1.5 0.13
Having received the HIV test 0.39 0.39 1.01 0.31
Constant 5.87    
  1. *Reference category.