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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of socio-economic and clinical factors associated with awareness of HIV status

From: Correlates of HIV status awareness among older adults in Uganda: results from a nationally representative survey

Characteristic Total Tested in last 12 months
N (%) n (%) χ2 p-value
Wealth index    2.423 0.047
 Poorest 497 (20.1) 109 (22.7)   
 Poorer 497 (20.1) 102 (21.0)   
 Middle 517 (20.9) 102 (19.3)   
 Richer 535 (21.6) 144 (27.4)   
 Richest 426 (17.2) 114 (25.3)   
Current employment status    1.723 0.190
 Not employed 268 (10.8) 51 (19.5)   
 Employed 2204 (89.2) 520 (23.5)   
Comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS    15.642 < 0.001
 No 1612 (65.2) 330 (20.3)   
 Yes 860 (34.8) 241 (28.3)   
Perceived risk for HIV acquisition    1.288 0.276
 High 491 (19.9) 131 (26.1)   
 Low 1555 (62.9) 350 (22.6)   
 Don’t know 426 (17.2) 90 (21.5)   
Had a STI in past 12 months    3.119 0.045
 No 2132 (86.2) 471 (22.1)   
 Yes 279 (11.3) 80 (28.8)   
 Don’t know 61 (2.5) 20 (31.0)   
Feelings of Stigma    37.138 < 0.001
 No stigma 565 (23.1) 159 (28.2)   
 Low (1–2 stigmatizing attitudes/practices) 1101 (45.0) 267 (24.2)   
 High (3–7 stigmatizing attitudes/practices) 761 (31.1) 145 (19.0)   
 Don’t know 21 (0.9) 0 (0.0)   
Involved in high risk sex in past 12 months    12.837 < 0.001
 No 2200 (89.0) 484 (21.9)   
 Yes 272 (11.0) 87 (33.3)   
No. of partners in last 12 months    10.839 0.001
 1 2123 (85.9) 467 (21.6)   
 2+ 349 (14.1) 104 (32.2)