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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics among HIV tested antenatal attendees, rural Manyara and Singida regions, Tanzania, 2003–2004.

From: The silent HIV epidemic among pregnant women within rural Northern Tanzania

  Total n (%) Remote rural n (%) Rural n (%)
Total 1296 553 (42.67) 743 (57.33)
Age groups
15–19 years 165 (12.7) 56 (10.1) 109 (14.7)
20–24 years 417 (32.2) 182 (32.9) 235 (31.6)
25–29 years 349 (26.9) 151 (27.3) 198 (26.7)
≥30 years 365 (28.2) 164 (29.7) 201 (27.1)
Duration of stay
> 1 year 1197 (92.4) 534 (96.6) 663 (89.2)
< 1 year 99 (7.6) 19 (3.4) 80 (10.8)
Marital status
Married 1183 (91.3) 525 (94.9) 658 (88.6)
Separated/divorced/widowed/single 113 (8.7) 28 (5.1) 85 (11.4)
Age when married
Never married 93 (7.2) 19 (3.4) 74 (10.0)
< 18 years 203 (15.7) 95 (17.2) 108 (14.5)
≥18 years 1000 (77.1) 439 (79.4) 561 (75.5)
Religion
Christians 999 (77.1) 414 (74.9) 585 (78.7)
Muslims 153 (11.8) 77 (13.9) 76 (10.2)
Others 144 (11.1) 62 (11.2) 82 (11.0)
Education years
None 349 (28.2) 156 (28.2) 193 (26.0)
< 7 years 174 (13.4) 78 (14.1) 96 (12.9)
7 years or more 773 (59.7) 319 (57.7) 454 (61.1)
Income
Yes 204 (15.7) 38 (6.9) 166 (22.3)
No 1087 (83.9) 512 (93.1) 575 (77.7)
Ever used condom
No 1233 (95.1) 532 (96.2) 701 (94.4)
Yes 63 (4.9) 21 (3.8) 42 (5.7)
Lifetime sexual partners (n)
One 1231 (95.0) 525 (94.9) 706 (95.0)
More than one 65 (5.0) 28 (5.1) 37 (5.0)
Ever VCT
No 891 (68.8) 376 (68.0) 515 (69.3)
Yes 405 (31.3) 177 (32.0) 228 (30.7)
Age at first pregnancy*
< 18 years 158 (14.0) 73 (13.2) 85 (11.4)
≥18 years 974 (86.0) 424 (76.7) 550 (74.0)
HIV related knowledge
No 1153 (88.8) 489 (88.4) 662 (89.1)
Yes 145 (11.2) 64 (11.6) 81 (10.9)
  1. * Analysed for women aged ≥20 years at the time of survey.