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Table 2 HIV prevalence by selected socio-behavior characteristics, stratified by sex, among 789a youth from Kasensero fishing community, Rakai district

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

Variable Female (N = 431) Male (N = 358) P-value
Total n (%) Total n (%)
Community <0.001
 Kyebe 85 4 (4.7) 70 2 (2.8)  
 Gwanda 46 4 (8.7) 27 4 (14.8)  
 Kasensero 300 104 (34.4) 261 37 (14.1)  
Education 0.042
 Uneducated 289 81 (28.0) 262 32 (12.2)  
 Primary 111 19 (17.1) 80 9 (11.3)  
 Post-primary 31 12 (38.7) 16 2 (12.5)  
Occupation 0.032
 Business 140 47 (33.6) 69 6 (8.7)  
 Fishing 1 0 (0.0) 101 21 (20.8)  
 Other occupationb 290 65 (22.4) 188 16 (8.5)  
Marital status <0.001
 Married 261 76 (29.1) 90 22 (24.4)  
 Unmarried 170 36 (21.2) 268 21 (7.8)  
Number of sexual partners in the past 12 months <0.001
 0 57 3 (5.3) 108 0 (0.0)  
 1 305 72 (23.6) 124 20 (16.1)  
 2+ 69 37 (53.6) 126 23 (18.3)  
Religion 0.662
 Catholic 272 74 (27.2) 242 31 (12.8)  
 Protestant 53 12 (22.6) 40 7 (17.5)  
 Muslim 70 19 (27.1) 54 4 (7.4)  
 Other religionc 36 7 (19.4) 22 1 (4.6)  
Illicit drug use 0.675
 Yes 3 2 (67.0) 27 3 (11.1)  
 No 428 110 (25.7) 331 40 (12.1)  
Gift for sex 0.021
 Yes 6 2 (33.3) 14 6 (42.9)  
 No 398 106 (26.6) 339 35 (10.3)  
Alcohol before sex 0.070
 Yes 4 1 (25.0) 12 5 (41.7)  
 No 400 107 (26.8) 341 36 (10.6)  
  1. aThree respondents did not provide a blood sample; so, it was not possible to determine their HIV status
  2. bOther occupation includes agriculture for home use and commercial, transport, security officer, government worker, students and bar workers
  3. cOther religion includes Adventists and Saved/Born-again