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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study respondents

From: Prevalence and correlates of HIV testing among adolescents 10–19 years in a post-conflict pastoralist community of Karamoja region, Uganda

Variable, N = 1439   N Percent (%)
Age 10–14 236 16.4
  15–19 1203 83.6
Sex Males 535 37.2
  Females 904 62.8
Marital status Never married 901 62.6
  Married/cohabiting 526 36.6
  Divorced/Separated 12 0.8
Highest level of education No education & Nursery/ECD 354 24.6
  Primary/ABEKa 618 43.0
  ≥ Secondary 467 32.5
Occupation Student/Pupil 737 51.2
  Cattle keeper 83 5.8
  Other & None 619 43.0
Ever had children None 1079 75.0
  1–3 children 360 25.0
Ever tested for HIV Yes 1177 81.8
  No 262 18.2
Uptake of HTS, n = 262 Yes 169 64.5
  No 93 35.5
HIV prevalence Positive 4 2.4
  Negative 165 97.6
Use of drugs/Substances Yes 20 1.4
  No 1419 98.6
  1. aABEK Alternative Basic Education for Karamoja, ECD Early Childhood Development