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Table 2 Unadjusted association between independent factors and voluntary counselling and testing among 780 men in Kasese district, Uganda, 2005

From: Voluntary HIV counselling and testing among men in rural western Uganda: Implications for HIV prevention

Variable No VCT
n (%)
Accepted VCT
n (%)
OR (95% CI)
Age in years    
>35 253(88) 36(13) 1.0
≤ 35 345(70) 146(30) 2.97(2.00–4.43)
Education    
None/Primary 399(82) 88(18) 1.0
Secondary/Tertiary 199(68) 94(32) 2.10(1.50–3.00)
Religion    
Muslim 38(73) 4(27) 1.0
Christian 560(77) 168(23) 0.81(0.43–1.54)
Occupation    
Subsistence farmer 526(80) 135(20) 1.0
Other 72(77) 47(23) 2.54(1.68–3.85)
Marital status    
Not married 164(73) 60(27) 1.0
Married 434(78) 122(22) 0.77(0.54–1.10)
Type of marriage    
Monogamy 331(77) 101(23) 1.0
Polygamy 133(84) 21(16) 0.61(0.36–1.02)
Fear of taking an HIV test    
No 327(71) 131(29) 1.0
Yes 271(84) 51(16) 0.47(0.33–0.67)
Fear of divorce or separation    
No 144(82) 32(18) 1.0
Yes 127(87) 19(13) 0.67(0.36–1.25)
Lack of confidentiality    
No 245(83) 50(17) 1.0
Yes 26(96) 1(04) 0.19(0.03–1.42)
Willingness to test for HIV with partner    
No 64(94) 4(06) 1.0
Yes 534(75) 178(25) 5.33(1.92–14.85)
Willingness to disclose HIV results to partner    
No 181(86) 30(14) 1.0
Yes 417(73) 152(27) 2.19(1.43–3.38)
Would feel comfortable at VCT site    
No 117(88) 15(11) 1.0
Yes 481(74) 167(26) 2.71(1.54–4.77)
Wanting to know HIV sero-status    
No 115(54) 98(46) 1.0
Yes 348(86) 55(14) 0.19(0.13–0.27)
Monthly income (Uganda Shillings)    
≤ 50,000 482(79) 131(21) 1.0
>50,000 90(67) 45(33) 1.84(1.23–2.76)
Number of sexual partners    
One 382(76) 141(24) 1.0
Two or more 216(79) 58(21) 0.83(0.58–1.18)
Had sex outside marriage in past 1 year    
No 457(78) 129(22) 1.0
Yes 141(73) 53(27) 1.33(0.92–1.93)
Used a condom on last sexual encounter    
No 32(71) 13(29) 1.0
Yes 109(73) 40(27) 0.90(0.43–1.20)
Social belief exists    
No 481(77) 143(23) 1.0
Yes 117(75) 39(25) 1.12(0.75–1.68)
Willingness to seek VCT    
No 135(82) 29(18) 1.0
Yes 463(76) 153(25) 1.54(0.99–2.39)
Distance to nearest VCT site 5 km or less    
No 187(77) 55(23) 1.0
Yes 411(76) 127(24) 1.05(0.73–1.50)