The Impact of Demographic and Risk Behavioural Factors on the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Butajira, Ethiopia
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 100-107
Received: Nov. 12, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 27, 2017; Published: Mar. 18, 2017
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Kassaye Wudu Seid, Department of Statistics, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Yoseph Tadesse Dessie, Department of Statistics, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Abstract
The study aims at describing the impacts of some demographic and risk behavior factors. The data for this study were taken from Butajira Hospital and data were analyzed using SPSS. In this study, chi square test of association is employed to test the association between determinant factors and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Butajira, Ethiopia. The result indicates all the proposed variables have significant association with prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Finally a binary logistic regression model is adopted for the analysis of the impact of demographic and HIV related risk factors on client’s status with HIV/AIDS. The result revealed that, client’s age, marital status, education level, occupation, suspected exposure time and condom use found to be significant at 5% significance level, indicating strong effects on prevalence of HIV/AIDS. The probability that an adult in this age groups 24-31, 32-45 and more than 46 years are 1.26 times (odds=1.26), 2.864 times (odds=2.864) 3.945 times (odds=3.945) more likely than those individuals aged between 16 and 23. Educational levels of clients have a significant influence on HIV infection (p value <0.05), as the result individuals who enrolled in secondary education level are more affected than those other individuals (i.e. Odds =1.227). It was also observed that those clients who had no sexual practices in the past are less likely to be infected by HIV/AIDS than those clients had sexual practice before (odds 0.453).
Keywords
HIV/AIDS, Binary Logistic Regression Analysis, Butajira Hospital, Ethiopia
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Kassaye Wudu Seid, Yoseph Tadesse Dessie, The Impact of Demographic and Risk Behavioural Factors on the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Butajira, Ethiopia, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017, pp. 100-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20170602.15
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