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Table 1 Participant characteristics among 18–24 year olds enrolled in a post-secondary school in Tbilisi and bivariate analyses examining those who received HCT during their lifetime versus not, N = 962, (based on the data collected through the parent study in 2010)

From: Factors associated with HIV counseling and testing behavior among undergraduates of universities and vocational technical training schools in Tbilisi, Georgia

Variable   Received HCT  
Total No Yes  
N=962 N=857 N=39
100% 95.6% 4.4%
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p
or N (%) or N (%) or N (%)
Sociodemographics     
Age (SD) 20.4 (1.3) 20.41 (1.2) 20.5 (1.6) 0.69
Gender (%)     0.00
Male 462 (48.0) 383 (93.0) 29 (7.0)
Female 500 (52.0) 474 (97.9) 10 (2.1)
Employment (%)     0.26
Unemployed 797 (82.8) 718 (96.0) 30 (4.0)
Employed at least part-time 165 (17.2) 139 (93.9) 9 (6.1)
Marital status (%)     0.06
Not married 924 (96.0) 826 (95.9) 35 (4.1)
Married 38 (4.0) 31 (88.6) 4 (11.4)
Substance Use     
Cigarette use, past month (%)     0.43
No 210 (43.8) 191 (95.0) 10 (5.0)
Yes 270 (56.2) 235 (93.3) 17 (6.7)
Alcohol use, past month (%)     0.00
No 268 (30.2) 251 (98.4) 4 (1.6)
Yes 619 (69.8) 547 (94.3) 33 (5.7)
Marijuana use, lifetime (%)     0.37
No 15 (8.2) 12 (85.7) 2 (14.3)
Yes 167 (91.8) 140 (91.5) 13 (8.5)
Ecstasy use, lifetime (%)     0.02
No 851 (91.4) 770 (96.5) 28 (3.5)
Yes 80 (8.6) 63 (90.0) 7 (10.0)
Psychosocial Factors     
Sexually active, lifetime (%)     0.00
No 482 (50.2) 459 (98.3) 8 (1.7)
Yes 478 (49.8) 396 (92.7) 31 (7.3)
Risky sexual behavior, past year (%)     0.46
No 91 (22.9) 82 (94.3) 5 (5.7)
Yes 306 (77.1) 247 (91.8) 22 (8.2)
HIV knowledge (SD) 6.9 (2.6) 6.9 (2.6) 7.0 (2.3) 0.67
HIV stigmatizing attitude (%)     0.03
No stigmatizing attitude 71 (8.1) 64 (90.1) 7 (9.9)
Stigmatizing attitude 807 (91.9) 771 (96.1) 31 (3.9)
Activity involvement (SD)     
Read fiction literature for entertainment 2.9 (1.2) 2.9 (1.2) 3.4 (1.2) 0.02
Engage in sports, physical activity 3.0 (1.4) 3.0 (1.4) 3.2 (1.4) 0.28
Go to parties, café, bar or disco in the evening 2.7 (1.1) 2.7 (1.1) 3.1 (1.1) 0.00
Use the internet to listen to music, play, chat 4.3 (1.2) 4.4 (1.1) 4.4 (1.2) 0.98
Use the internet for educational or work purposes 4.1 (1.2) 4.2 (1.1) 4.4 (0.9) 0.11
Pass time w/ neighborhood friends/neighbors 3.0 (1.4) 3.0 (1.4) 3.6 (1.3) 0.00