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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of male and female respondents

From: Knowledge on voluntary medical male circumcision in a low uptake setting in northern Uganda

  Male respondents (N = 396) Female respondents (N = 50)
  All (N = 396) Uncircumcised (n = 272) Circumcised (n = 124) p All (N = 50) Sexual partner uncircumcised (n = 34) Sexual partner circumcised (n = 16) p
Age
 Mean(SD) 26.5(6.8) 26.7(6.8) 26.1(6.8) 0.390 28.4(7.8) 28.3(8.1) 28.6(7.4) 0.890
 Median(IQR) 25(22–29) 25(22–30) 24(22–28) 0.345 26.5(23–32) 26.5(23–32) 26(23.5–33.5) 0.771
Location, n(%)
 Rural 178(45.0) 133(48.9) 45(36.3) 0.019 25(50.0) 16(47.1) 9(56.3) 0.544
 Urban 218(55.0) 39(51.1) 79(63.7)   25(50.0) 18(52.9) 7(43.7)  
Marital status, n(%)
 Married/consensual 210(53.0) 53(56.3) 7(46.0) 0.057 32(64.0) 22(64.7) 10(62.5) 0.880
 Unmarried 186(47.0) 19(43.8) 67(54.0)   18(36.0) 12(35.3) 6(37.5)  
Tribe, n(%)
 Acholi 343(86.6) 244(89.7) 99(79.8) 0.003 42(84.0) 30(88.2) 12(75.0) 0.331
 Langi 39(9.9) 24(8.8) 5(12.1)   2(4.0) 1(2.9) 1(6.3)  
 Other 14(3.5) 4(1.5) 10(8.1)   6(12.0) 3(8.8) 3(18.8)  
Religion, n(%)
 Catholic 273(68.9) 191(70.2) 82(66.1) 0.357 32(64.0) 23(67.7) (56.3) 0.466
 Protestant 76(19.2) 53(19.5) 23(18.6)   13(26.0) 9(26.5) 4(25.0)  
 Other 47(11.9) 28(10.3) 19(15.3)   5(10.0) 2(5.9) 3(18.8)  
Education, n(%)
 None to primary 108(27.3) 91(33.5) 17(13.7) < 0.001 27(54.0) 21(61.8) 6(37.5) 0.118
 Secondary 185(46.7) 123(45.2) 62(50.0)   17(34.0) 11(32.3) 6(37.5)  
 Tertiary/university 103(26.0) 58(21.3) 45(36.3)   6(12.0) 2(5.9) 4(25.0)  
Occupation, n(%)
 Farming 102(25.8) 80(29.4) 22(17.7) 0.018 12(24.0) 7(20.6) 5(31.3) 0.139
 Trading 82(20.7) 60(22.1) 22(17.7)   21(42.0) 18(52.9) 3(18.8)  
 Student 62(15.7) 8(14.0) 24(19.4)   3(6.0) 1(2.9) 2(12.5)  
 Other 104(26.3) 61(22.4) 43(34.7)   9(18.0) 5(14.7) 4(25.0)  
 Unemployed 46(11.6) 33(12.1) 13(10.5)   5(10.0) 3(8.8) 2(12.5)