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ERIC Number: ED509432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1920-8693
The Influence of Predisposing, Enabling and Need Factors on Condom Use in Ivory Coast
Ngamini Ngui, Andre
Online Submission, International Journal of Advanced Studies and Research in Africa v1 n1 p58-74 2010
The main objective of this study was to identify key determinants of condom use in Ivory Coast. Data stem from Ivory Coast Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted by ORC Macro in 2005 among a representative sample of 9,686 persons aged 15 - 49. Following the behavioral model, we use logistic regression to assess the effect of predisposing, enabling and need factors on condom use. Among our sample, only 13.7% have used condom during their last intercourse. Condom use's likelihood increases significantly with educational level, marital status and occupation. In addition, condom use is significantly high among those who know where to buy condom (OR= 5.77; p less than 0.001); those who are well informed (OR= 1.52; p less than 0.001); those who have always been tested for HIV (OR= 1.36; p less than 0.05); those who have a sexual partner suffering from AIDS (OR= 1.2; p less than 0.001) and those who know some one who has died or is suffering from AIDS (OR= 1.06; p less than 0.05). Condoms must be readily available universally, either free or at low coast, and promoted in ways that help overcome social and personal obstacles to their use. Collective actions at all levels are needed to support efforts of countries, especially developing countries that depend on external assistance in condom procurement, promotion and distribution. Three annexes are included: (1) Description of the Sample: Sociodemographic and Behavioral Characteristics (N=9686); (2) Bivariate Relationships between Sociodemographic and Behavioral Variables (Categorical Variables) and Condom Use; and (3) Adjusted Odds Ratios for Condom Used with a Multivariate Logistic Regression Model. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.) [This study was supported by the FRSQ (Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec) and the Chaire GETOS (Gouverne et Transformation des Organisations en Sante) through their doctorate fellowship program.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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