Table 4

Logistic regression analysis assessing the effect of stigma, shame, and perceptions about disclosure on past STD care seeking behaviour*

Model 1‡Model 2§Model 3¶
Independent variable†OR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p Value
*Participants who were not checked for an STD in the last 12 months v those who were.
†Stigma (high=0, low=1); Shame (high=0, low=1).
‡Adjusted for mode of interview (A-CASI v telephone).
§Adjusted for mode of interview (A-CASI v telephone) and other variable (stigma or shame) listed in table.
¶Adjusted for mode of interview (A-CASI v telephone), perceptions about disclosure and other variable (stigma or shame) listed in table.
Males (n=63):
STD related stigma
    High0.947 (0.36 to 2.5)0.9131.10 (0.41 to 3.0)0.8490.905 (0.30 to 2.7)0.859
    Low
STD related shame
    High0.665 (0.25 to 1.8)0.4160.647 (0.23 to 1.8)0.4090.696 (0.23 to 2.1)0.526
    Low
Females (n=79):
STD related stigma
    High0.264 (0.09 to 0.77)0.0150.316 (0.11 to 0.95)0.0390.296 (0.09 to 0.94)0.038
    Low
STD related shame
    High0.196 (0.04 to 1.8)0.0390.249 (0.05 to 1.2)0.0850.260 (0.05 to 1.3)0.097
    Low