Table 2

Adjusted ORs with 95% CIs comparing medium–high versus no/low risk perception for STIs among all women who had ever had sexual intercourse (n=42 974) and among women with a new partner in the last 6 months (n=5620)

VariableAmong all womenAmong women with a new partner in the last 6 months
OR*(95% CI)OR*(95% CI)OR†(95% CI)
Education
 >High school111
 ≤High school0.99(0.90 to 1.07)0.79(0.70 to 0.90)0.77(0.67 to 0.87)
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting111
 Single/divorced/widow3.45(3.12 to 3.81)3.02(2.38 to 3.82)3.28(2.59 to 4.17)
Alcohol status
 Never/former111
 Current
   Never binge drinking‡0.77(0.65 to 0.92)0.99(0.69 to 1.42)1.05(0.73 to 1.51)
   Binge drinking <once/month1.14(0.98 to 1.34)1.26(0.91 to 1.76)1.31(0.94 to 1.83)
   Binge drinking >once/month1.94(1.65 to 2.28)2.14(1.55 to 2.97)2.22(1.60 to 3.08)
Had genital warts in the last year
 No111
 Yes2.61(2.07 to 3.30)2.15(1.55 to 3.00)2.17(1.56 to 3.03)
New partners in the last 6 months
 01
 14.02§(3.61 to 4.48)11
 28.49§(7.46 to 9.68)2.15§(1.86 to 2.48)2.20¶(1.90 to 2.56)
 ≥315.20§(13.34 to 17.33)4.00§(3.45 to 4.63)4.06¶(3.49 to 4.71)
 Per new partner in the last 6 months1.28§(1.23 to 1.33)1.28¶(1.23 to 1.33)
Condom use with new partners in the last 6 months
 Almost always/always1
 Never/rarely/sometimes1.73(1.52 to 1.96)
  • *Adjusted for country, age at response (continuous), type of response and number of new partners in last 6 months (ever/never and continuous).

  • †Adjusted for country, age at response (continuous), type of response, number of new partners in last 6 months (continuous) and condom use with new partner.

  • ‡Binge drinking=more than six alcoholic drinks at one occasion.

  • §Adjusted for country, age at response (continuous) and type of response.

  • ¶Adjusted for country, age at response (continuous), type of response and condom use with new partner.