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Table 3 Factors associated with ever having transactional sex among sexually active female adolescent refugees (n = 193)

From: Risky sexual behaviour and contraceptive use in contexts of displacement: insights from a cross-sectional survey of female adolescent refugees in Ghana

Characteristic Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Agea
 17–19(ref) 1 1
 14–16 6.17 (3.42–11.15)* 4.80 (2.55–9.04)*
Country of birthb
 Ghana (ref) 1 1
 Liberia 2.53 (1.67–9.45)* 3.05 (1.69–13.49)*
 Ivory Coast 1.25 (0.52–3.02) 0.87 (0.31–2.41)
 Sierra Leone 0.6 (0.31–1.13) 0.68 (0.33–1.39)
 Other 0.19 (0.43–1.10) 0.23 (0.06–1.81)
Mothers educational statusc
 Tertiary (ref) 1 1
 Secondary 0.44 (0.15–1.23) 0.73 (0.22–2.42)
 JHS 0.25 (0.08–0.74) 0.42 (0.12–1.43)
 Primary 1.02 (0.36–2.85) 0.83 (0.27–2.49)
 None 9.70 (1.76–24.20)* 5.75 (1.94–14.99)*
Person living withd
 Parents (ref) 1 1
 Partner 1.46 (0.67–3.20) 1.12 (0.47–2.62)
 Guardian 2.46 (0.84–7.19) 1.99 (0.59–6.69)
 Self 7.03 (2.88–14.14)* 3.77 (1.38–10.33)*
Number of sexual partners in the last 12 monthse
 4–6 (ref) 1  
 1–3 0.03 (0.02–0.07)* 0.02 (0.01–0.08)*
Knows a place in the community to get contraceptivef
 No (ref) 1 1
 Yes 0.52 (0.29–0.96)* 0.20 (0.30–1.27)
Thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancyg
 No (ref) 1 1
 Yes 0.98 (0.40–2.37) 0.50 (0.42–3.12)
Thinks modern contraceptive can offer 100% protection against pregnancyh
 Yes (ref) 1 1
 No 0.32 (0.15–0.68) 0.20 (0.08–0.48)
Ever used modern contraceptives
 Yes (ref) 1 1
 No 20.3 (6.90–59.70)* 14.70 (4.60–47.20)*
Ever had sex while drunkj
 No (ref) 1 1
 Yes 8.63 (3.50–21.30)* 6.77 (1.16–17.50)*
  1. OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; ref = reference category; *p < 0.05
  2. aAdjusted for country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; bAdjusted for age, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; cAdjusted for age, country of birth, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; dAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, and thinks women using contraceptives become promiscuous; eAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; fAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; gAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; hAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, knowing a place to get contraception, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; iAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, knowing a place to get contraception, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk; and jAdjusted for age, country of birth, mothers educational status, person living with, number of sexual partners in last 12 months, knowing a place to get contraception, thinks one unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, thinks contraceptives can offer 100% protection against pregnancy, ever use of modern contraceptives, and ever had sex while drunk