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Table 1 Respondent and household characteristics by knowledge of volunteering counseling and testing from Ogumaniha baseline survey, Zambézia, Mozambique 2010

From: HIV testing service awareness and service uptake among female heads of household in rural Mozambique: results from a province-wide survey

  Unaware of VCT Aware of VCT Combined
  (n = 2546) (n = 1162) (n = 3708)
Age of respondent in years (range) a 30 (23 – 38) 27(23–35) 29 (23–37)
Education in years (range) a 0 (0 – 3) 3 (0 – 5) 2 (0–4)
Distance of Enumeration Area from health facility in km (range) a 7.6 (4.4 –11.3) 5.0 (1.0 – 9.3) 6.6 (3.3 - 10.3)
Urban/rural b    
 Rural 90% 66% 80%
 Urban 10% 34% 20%
Primary language of household b    
 Cinyanja 12% 20% 15%
 Cisena 18% 6% 13%
 Echuabo 24% 23% 24%
 Elomwe 44% 34% 40%
 Emakhuwa <1% <1% 1%
 Portuguese 2% 17% 8%
Respondent understands Portuguese b 33% 48% 39%
Marital status b    
 Married/Common Law 75% 73% 74%
 Divorced/Separated 4% 4% 4%
 Single 17% 17% 17%
 Widowed 4% 6% 5%
Religion b    
 Catholic 44% 45% 45%
 Protestant 14% 16% 15%
 Evangelical and Pentecostal 17% 16% 16%
 Other Christianc 3% 7% 4%
 Muslim 10% 7% 9%
 Non-Christian Eastern 3% 2% 2%
 Otherc 9% 7% 8%
Decision maker for pregnancy health care b    
 Both 52% 57% 54%
 Men 18% 13% 16%
 Women 30% 31% 30%
Decision maker for child health care b    
 Both 66% 70% 67%
 Men 16% 11% 14%
 Women 18% 20% 19%
  1. Legend:
  2. aContinuous variables are reported as weighted estimates of median (interquartile range), with each observation being weighted by the inverse of the household sampling probability.
  3. bCategorical variables are reported as weighted percentages, with each observation being weighted by the inverse of the household sampling probability.
  4. c‘Other Christian’ includes Latter day Saint/Mormon and Jehovah’s Witness. ‘Other’ includes Spiritual, Traditional Religions, and Agnostic or Atheist.