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Table 3 Sexual practices presented for all participants and by mental health status

From: Sexual and reproductive health knowledge and practices among youth with and without mental illness in Uganda: a comparative study

Sexual practices Overall Mental illness (%) No mental illness (%) Adjusted odds ratios (95% CI), p value
In a relationship 156 76 (48.72%) 80 (51.28%) OR 0.71 (0.37–1.35) p = 0.309
Ever had sex 115 60 (52.6%) 55 (47.4%) OR 1.70 (0.83–3.50) p = 0.575
Unplanned sex 39 21 (53.8%) 18 (46.15%) OR 0.90 (0.42–1.95) p = 0.797
Causal relationship 58 33 (56.9%) 25 (43.1%) OR 1.69 (0.93–2.45) p = 0.291
Concurrent partners 53 24 (45.3%) 29 (54.7%) OR 0.81 (0.42–1.57) p = 0.538
> 2 lifetime partners 75 36 (48%) 39 (52%) OR 0.95 (0.38–1.53) p = 0.863
Sexual debut at 15 years and below 23 14 (60.9%) 9 (39.1%) OR 1.56 (0.3–2.82) p = 0.398
Had a one-night stand 32 17 (53.1%) 15 (46.9%) OR 1.05 (0.28–1.815) p = 0.768
Sex purchase 23 12 (56.5%) 10 (43.5%) OR 1.3 (0.55–3.06) p = 0.556
Use of condoms 93 44 (47.3%) 49 (52.7%) OR 0.78 (0.45–1.35) p = 0.372
Consistent contraceptive use 16 8 (50.0%) 8 (50.0%) OR 0.78 (0.20–3.04) p = 0.812
Know HIV status 159 79 (49.7%) 80 (50.3%) OR 0.83 (0.38–1.28) p = 0.578
Incorrect measures to reduce HIV 70 37 (52.9%) 33 (47.1%) OR 1.07 (0.62–1.52) p = 0.507