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Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004


Commercial Logging and HIV Epidemic, Rural Equatorial Africa

Christian Laurent*Comments to Author , Anke Bourgeois*†, Mireille Mpoudi†, Christelle Butel*, Martine Peeters*, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngolé†, and Eric Delaporte*
Author affiliations: *Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (UMR 145), Montpellier, France; †Projet Presica, Military Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Table 3

Multivariate analysis of factors associated with HIV infection among women living in a commercial logging area, southern Cameroon, 2001a

Variable Adjusted ORb 95% CIb
Marital status
  Married 1.00
  Free union 10.85 3.10–37.92
  Single 4.33 1.31–14.33
  Divorced 10.78 1.55–75.09
  Separated 3.73 0.59–23.41
  Widowed 5.91 1.01–34.44
Level of education
  Never schooled 1.00
  Primary school 6.04 0.97–37.49
  Secondary school 10.17 1.27–81.45
History of STI
  No 1.00
  Yes 3.14 1.12–8.81

aOR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
bInitial model included village of residence, time spent in the village, age group, marital status, level of education, and history of blood transfusion, surgery, tattoo and sexually transmitted infection (STI). ORs compare each category individually to the first category.

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