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Table 1 Demographic and socio-behavioral characteristics of 792 youth by community in Kasensero fishing communities

From: HIV prevalence and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among youths (15–24 Years) in fishing and neighboring communities of Kasensero, Rakai District, South Western Uganda

Variables Kasensero Gwanda Kyebe P – Value
N = 564 (%) N = 73 (%) N = 155 (%)
Gender 0.310
 Female 302 (54.0) 46 (63.0) 85 (55.0)  
 Male 262 (46.0) 27 (37.0) 70 (45.0)  
Education 0.002
 Uneducated 403 (71.4) 49 (67.1) 100 (64.5)  
 Primary 120 (21.3) 19 (26.0) 53 (34.2)  
 Post-primary 41 (7.3) 5 (7.0) 2 (1.3)  
Religion <0.001
 Catholic 329 (58.3) 58 (79.4) 128 (83.0)  
 Protestant 80 (14.2) 7 (10.0) 7 (4.5)  
 Muslim 108 (19.2) 4 (5.0) 13 (8.4)  
 Other religiona 47 (8.3) 4 (5.5) 7 (4.5)  
Occupation <0.001
 Business 174 (30.9) 18 (24.7) 18 (11.6)  
 Fishing 98 (17.4) 3 (4.1) 1 (0.7)  
 Other occupationb 292 (51.8) 52 (71.2) 136 (87.7)  
Marital status <0.001
 Married 271 (48.0) 32 (44.0) 48 (31.0)  
 Not married 293 (52.0) 41 (56.0) 107 (69.0)  
Number of sexual partners in the past 12 months <0.001
 0 77 (14.0) 20 (27.4) 68 (44.0)  
 1 312 (55.3) 46 (63.0) 73 (47.1)  
 2+ 175 (31.0) 7 (9.6) 14 (9.0)  
Illicit Drug use 0.023
 Yes 28 (5.0) 1 (1.4) 1 (1.0)  
 No 536 (95.0) 72 (99.0) 154 (99.0)  
Gift for sex 0.060
 Yes 19 (3.5) 1 (2.0) 0 (0.0)  
 No 532 (96.5) 65 (98.5) 143 (100)  
Alcohol before sex 0.008
 Yes 15 (3.0) 1 (2.0) 0 (0.0)  
 No 536 (97.3) 65 (98.5) 143 (100)  
  1. aOther religion includes Adventists and Saved/Born-again; bOther occupation includes agriculture for home use and commercial, transport, security officer, government worker, students and bar workers