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Determinants of condom use among currently married men in Zambia
Authors: Kusathan Thankian, S.O.C. Mwaba, J Jere-Folotiya, G Hapunda, and A.J. Menon
Source: IJAH: International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 6(3): 65-79; DOI: 10.4314/ijah.v6i3.6
Topic(s): Contraception
Family planning
Country: Africa
Published: JUL 2017
Abstract: HIV is one of the leading health threats and cause of morbidity and mortality in Zambia. Among many preventive measures, condom use is the most effective methods of preventing HIV. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with condom use among currently married men in Zambia. Secondary data from the 2013 Zambia Demographic Health Survey was used. Results from binary logistic regression analysis showed that condom use is associated with being young (ß = -0.71, p < 0.001), being rich (ß = 0.25, p < 0.05), paying for sex (ß = 0.42, p < 0.001), perceiving risk of contracting HIV (ß = 0.38, p < 0.001), and believing in the efficacy of condom use as a protective measure against HIV (ß = 0.24, p < 0.01). Condom use in Zambia is associated with socio-demographic characteristics and habits of adult males. Therefore, prevention measures aimed at increased the use of male condoms should integrate social demographic characteristics and habits of adult males to be effective. Keywords: Condom use, married men, determinants, Zambia