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Table 2 Relationship between HIV testing and individual characteristics of adolescents

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

Variable Ever tested p-value
Yes, n = 1177 No, n = 262
Sex Male 414 (35.2) 121 (46.2) 0.001*
  Female 763 (64.8) 141 (53.8)  
Age group 10–14 126 (10.7) 110 (42.0) 0.001*
  15–19 1051 (89.3) 152 (58.0)  
Adequate HIV knowledge Yes 580 (49.3) 91 (34.7) 0.001*
  No 597 (50.7) 171 (65.3)  
Education status No Education/Nursery 288 (24.5) 66 (25.2) 0.001*
  Primary/ECD 466 (39.6) 152 (58.0)  
  ≥ Secondary 423 (35.9) 44 (16.8)  
Ever had sex No 377 (32.0) 177 (67.6) 0.001*
  Yes 800 (68.0) 85 (32.4)  
Use of drugs or substances No 1158 (98.4) 261 (99.6) 0.123
  Yes 19 (1.6) 1 (0.4)  
Knows partners sero-statusa Yes 559 (69.9) 25 (29.4) 0.001*
  No 241 (30.1) 60 (70.6)  
High-risk sexual behavioursa Yes 86 (10.8) 15 (17.7) 0.057
  No 714 (89.2) 70 (82.3)  
  1. aAmong those who have ever had sex (n = 885)
  2. *significance at p < 0.05