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Table 1 The distribution of the socio-demographic characteristics of students (n =400)

From: Factors influencing the uptake of Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing among secondary school students in Arusha City, Tanzania: a cross sectional study

Variable Attribute No. (%)
Sex:   
  Male 202 (50.5)
  Female 198 (49.5)
Age (years):   
  Mean (±SD) 16.4 ± 1.9
  13 – 15 127 (31.8)
  16 – 18 221 (55.2)
  19 – 24 52 (13.0)
Current form of study:   
  I – II 111 (27.8)
  III – IV 244 (61.0)
  V – VI 45 (11.2)
Religion:   
  Christian 331 (82.8)
  Muslim 65 (16.2)
  Other 4 (1.0)
Type of school   
  Day 272 (68.0)
  Boarding 128 (32.0)
Ownership of school:   
  Government 186 (46.5)
  Private 114 (28.5)
  Faith-based 100 (25.0)