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Table 3 Correlates of Ever tested for HIV among 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 Ever tested, n = 1177 Percent (%) Unadj.OR 95% CI adj.OR 95% CI p-value
Sex Male 414 35.2 1.0 (ref)     
  Female 763 64.8 1.58 1.21–2.07 1.23 0.89–1.71 0.217
Age group 10–14 126 10.7 1.0 (ref)     
  15–19 1051 89.3 6.04 4.44–8.21 2.71 1.85–3.96 0.001*
Adequate HIV knowledge No 597 50.7 1.0 (ref)     
  Yes 580 49.3 1.83 1.38–2.41 1.33 0.98–1.81 0.07
Education status No Education/ Nursery 288 24.5 1.0 (ref)     
  Primary/ ECD 466 39.6 0.70 0.51–0.97 1.14 0.91–2.20 0.126
  ≥ Secondary 423 35.9 2.20 1.46–3.32 2.33 1.33–4.10 0.003*
Ever had Sex No 377 32.0 1.0 (ref)     
  Yes 800 68.0 4.42 3.32–5.88 2.03 1.42–2.90 0.001*
Use of drugs or substances No 1158 98.4 1.0 (ref)     
  Yes 19 1.6 4.28 0.57–32.1 2.19 0.27–17.4 0.460
  1. *Significance at p < 0.05