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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics and self-reported STIs among sexually active men in sub-Saharan Africa (Weighted)

From: A multi-country cross-sectional study of self-reported sexually transmitted infections among sexually active men in sub-Saharan Africa

Variable Frequency Percentage SR-STIs
No Yes
Age (p < 0.001)fe
 15–24 27,436 21.1 95.2 4.8
 25–34 42,592 32.7 95.4 4.6
 35–44 34,548 26.5 96.8 3.2
 45+ 25,620 19.7 97.9 2.1
Residence (p < 0.001)
 Urban 53,352 41.0 95.6 4.4
 Rural 76,844 59.0 96.7 3.3
Educational level (p < 0.001)
 No education 29,263 22.5 97.2 2.8
 Primary 38,694 29.7 96.4 3.6
 Secondary/higher 62,239 47.8 95.6 4.4
Wealth (p = 0.857)
 Poor 45,331 34.8 96.4 3.6
 Middle 25,256 19.4 96.3 3.7
 Rich 59,609 45.8 96.1 3.9
Marital status (p < 0.001)
 Not married 49,328 37.9 94.4 5.6
 Married 80,868 62.1 97.3 2.7
Occupation (p = 0.001)
 Not working 11,470 8.8 95.4 4.6
 Working 118,726 91.2 96.3 3.7
Age at first sex (p < 0.001)
 < =19 79,867 61.3 95.3 4.7
 20+ 50,329 38.7 97.6 2.4
Number of sex partners excluding spouse in the last 12 months (p < 0.001)
 0 82,434 63.3 97.6 2.4
 1 36,759 28.2 95.2 4.8
 2+ 11,004 8.5 89.4 10.6
Paid for sex (p < 0.001)
 No 113,339 87.1 96.8 3.2
 Yes 16,857 13.0 92.2 7.8
Used condom during sex (p = 0.009)
 No 102,040 78.4 96.3 3.7
 Yes 28,156 21.6 95.9 4.1
Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Knowledge (p < 0.001)
 No 70,066 53.8 95.9 4.1
 Yes 60,130 46.2 96.6 3.4
Ever tested for HIV (p = 0.065)
 No 71,876 55.2 96.1 3.9
 Yes 58,320 44.8 96.3 3.7
Frequency of reading newspapers (p < 0.001)
 No 80,791 62.1 96.5 3.5
 Yes 49,405 38.0 95.8 4.2
Frequency of listening to radio (p = 0.910)
 No 28,075 21.6 96.3 3.7
 Yes 102,121 78.4 96.2 3.8
Frequency of watching television (p = 0.960)
 No 56,460 43.4 96.3 3.7
 Yes 73,736 56.6 96.1 3.9
Covered by health insurance (p = 0.044)
 No 117,216 90.0 96.2 3.8
 Yes 12,980 10.0 96.8 3.2
  1. *P-values are from Chi-square Test