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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Poor mental health and sexual risk behaviours in Uganda: A cross-sectional population-based study

Characteristic Men, n = 334
n (%)
Women, n = 312
n (%)
Age   
   18-24 yrs 161 (48.2) 176 (56.4)
   25-30 yrs 173 (51.8) 136 (43.6)
Education   
   <=7 yrs 110 (33.1) 97 (31.3)
   >7 yrs 222 (66.9) 213 (68.7)
Place of residence   
   Urban 115 (34.4) 102 (32.7)
   Semiurban/rural 219 (65.6) 210 (67.3)
Relationship status   
   Single/widowed/separated 178 (53.6) 179 (57.6)
   Married/cohabiting 154 (46.4) 132 (42.4)
Depression   
   No 294 (88.0) 256 (82.1)
   Yes 40 (12.0) 56 (17.9)
Psychological distress 1   
   Lower quartile 1.16 1.16
   Median 1.28 1.36
   Upper quartile 1.64 1.80
Alcohol use 2   
   Less than once per week 215 (64.6) 268 (86.7)
   At least once per week 118 (35.4) 41 (13.3)
Lifetime sexual partners   
   0 41 (12.4) 56 (18.0)
   1 69 (20.9) 89 (28.6)
   2 56 (17.0) 60 (19.3)
   3 41 (12.4) 36 (11.6)
   4 or above 123 (37.3) 70 (22.5)
Current sexual partners   
   0 98 (29.8) 93 (30.0)
   1 182 (55.3) 203 (65.5)
   2 42 (12.8) 12 (3.9)
   3 4 (1.2) 2 (0.6)
   4 3 (0.9) 0 (0)
Condom use 3 (n = 544)   
   Always 77 (27.4) 57 (22.8)
   Sometimes 110 (39.1) 109 (43.6)
   Never 94 (33.5) 84 (33.6)
  1. 1 Values represent HSCL-25 quartiles cut-off scores.
  2. 2 Alcohol use refers to self-reported heavy episodic drinking.
  3. 3 Condom use was assessed only among those participants who had ever had sex.