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Table 2 Results of logistic regression analysis on the effect of coping styles on HIV infection after controlling the effect of demographic factors

From: Coping styles in HIV positives and HIV negatives

Factor HIV+ (N = 40) HIV− (N = 40) Univariate Multiple
OR (95% CI) P value OR (95% CI) P value
Coping style       
 Task-oriented 28 (70) 29 (72.5) 0.89 (0.2–4.33) 0.81 7–0.09
1.61 (0.36)
0.53
 Emotion-oriented 12 (30) 11 (27.5) 1   1  
Age       
 – 42.12 ± 5.8 3.10 ± 75.4 1–0.09
1.05 (1.01)
0.02 1–0.01
0.03 (9.97)
0.29
Gender       
 Male 20 (50) 20 (50) 1 (0.2–42.4) 1 - -
 Female 20 (50) 20 (50) 1   -  
Education       
 Without academic education 36 (90) 10 (25) 27 (7.94–7.9) P < 0.001 99–0.6
23.98 (5.77)
P < 0.001
 Academic education 4 (10) 35 (75) 1   1  
Marital status       
 Single 8.20 19 (47.5) 1 1 -
 Married 19 (47.5) (20/50) 2.25 (0.6–8.37) 0.124 13–0.9
3.48 (0.87)
0.08
 Divorced/widowed 13 (32.5) 1 (2.5) 277–0.3 30.88 (3.45) 0.002 224–19.6
6 (1.58)
0.02
  1. Ref = reference group; OR (95% CI) = 95% confidence interval for OR