2003. 8 p.
International Family Planning Perspectives, 29 (1)
Logistical regression analyses were run on data from a 1994 Cote d'Ivoire Demographic and Health Survey to identify whether the accuracy of respondents' knowledge on AIDS could predict condom use at last sexual intercourse. Results indicate that accuracy of knowledge did not predict condom use among men or women in this sample. Results indicate that the odds of condom use were significantly lower among men 35 years of age or older, and women 25 years of age or older, than those 15-19 years of age. They were also lower among married men and women, and those reporting neighbors, family or friends as their main source of AIDS knowledge. Among women, they were also lower among those reporting television or radio as main source of AIDS information. More highly educated men and women (secondary or higher education) were more likely to report condom use. Increasing educational attainment should be promoted, rather than solely improving AIDS knowledge.
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