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Table 4 Logistic Regression Results of Trends in Predictors of Condom Use and Trends in Indicators of Condom Use, Adjusted Percentages among Males

From: Evaluation of the reach and impact of the 100% Jeune youth social marketing program in Cameroon: findings from three cross-sectional surveys

  Males Significance
  2000 2002 2003 2000 vs. 2002 2002 vs. 2003 2000 vs. 2003
Perceived Severity       
-HIV-positive person can survive 25.2 38.9 42.2 *** ** ***
-AIDS can be cured 21.1 22.6 21.6    
Perceived Risk       
-Moderate/high personal risk 73.4 73.8 59.3   ** ***
-Knows someone who has/died of HIV/AIDS 36.5 32.6 39.7 ** ***  
Perceived Condom Attributes and Access       
-Condoms effective for FP 79.4 82.9 87.5 ** *** ***
-Condoms effective for HIV/AIDS prevention 88.0 87.8 90.8   *** **
-Condom source within 10 minutes 80.0 84.1 90.4 *** *** ***
-Condoms reduce sexual pleasure 55.5 54.1 45.0   *** ***
Self-Efficacy       
- Can convince regular partner to use condoms a 86.8 89.9 92.9   ** ***
- Can convince casual partner to use condoms b 89.0 90.1 93.8   ** **
- Not shy to obtain condoms in nearby shop 61.1 68.1 78.1 *** *** ***
- Confident knows correct condom use 65.9 71.9 71.9 ***   ***
Perceived Social Support       
-Friends support youth condom use 83.0 85.0 88.7   *** ***
-Parents support youth condom use 64.3 74.8 75.6 ***   ***
-Discussed family planning with friends in past year 27.7 28.5 36.9   *** ***
-Discussed family planning with others in past year 37.1 26.2 35.9 *** ***  
-Discussed STI/AIDS with friends in past year 49.4 59.0 62.8 ***   ***
-Discussed STI/AIDS with others in past year 46.7 36.8 49.3 *** ***  
Sexual Activity       
-Had sex in the past year 80.4 80.8 82.4    
-Had 2+ sexual partners in the past year 31.9 35.3 32.7    
Condom Use       
-Ever used condoms 58.7 64.9 70.2 ** *** ***
-Used condom in last sex with regular partner a 44.3 61.5 75.7 *** *** ***
-Always uses condoms with regular partner a 19.5 33.2 44.8 *** *** ***
-Used condom in last sex with casual partner b 61.0 68.7 81.3 ** *** ***
-Always uses condoms with casual partner b 45.3 52.5 70.1   *** ***
Reproductive Health       
- Had an STI symptom in the past year c 19.6 14.7 10.7 *** *** ***
Number of Cases (100%) 1,057 1,754 1,852    
  1. *** p < .01; ** p < .05. FP = family planning; HIV = human immunodeficiency virus; STI/AIDS = sexually transmitted infections/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  2. Analysis of sexual activity control for age, city of residence, level of education, school enrollment, and socioeconomic status. All other analyses also control for number of sexual partners.
  3. a N = 541, 978, and 974, respectively.
  4. b N = 282, 464, and 456, respectively.
  5. c Among sexually experienced males only. N = 721, 1,247, and 1,220, respectively.