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Table 2 Association between recent HIV testing and background factors among older persons in Uganda

From: Prevalence and determinants of recent HIV testing among older persons in rural Uganda: a cross-sectional study

VariablesTested for HIV and received results in the last 12 months
Yes (%)Total (N)P-value
Age group< 0.001
 50–5963.5312 
 60–6950.6176
 70+34.2158
Sex of the respondents0.21
 Female50.3334 
 Male55.2315
Education level0.10
 None44.1111 
 Primary55.6378
 Secondary or higher51.9160
Work in the last 12 months< 0.001
 No45.8308 
 Yes58.9341
Religion0.09
 Catholic49.8279 
 Anglican50208
 Muslim62.699
 Others58.763
Currently in union< 0.01
 No45.8262 
 Yes57.4387
Number of wives or husbands< 0.01
 One54.9304 
 Two plus66.383
 Not in union45.8262
Correct Knowledge about 4–5 HIV transmission modes0.01
 No46.1230 
 Yes56.3419
Stigma on at least 4–8 statements0.71
 No53.2436 
 Yes51.6213
Test for HIV once a year even HIV negative0.01
 No31.435 
 Yes53.9614
Total52.7100
Older men need to circumcise to prevent HIV0.01
 No44.6202 
 Yes56.4447
Had sex in the last 12 months< 0.001
 No38.9314 
 Yes66.9320
Number of lifetime sexual partners0.39
 One65.4231 
 Two or more70.588
Ever given or received money or gifts for sex0.06
 No50.6490 
 Yes59.1159
Gave or received money or gifts for sex in the last 12 months0.01
 No50.9574 
 Yes66.775
Drinks alcohol0.94
 No52.6426 
 Yes52.9223
Uses tobacco or drugs0.33
 No52564 
 Yes57.685
Self-reported STI in the last 12 months< 0.01
 No48.8459 
 Yes62.1190
Male circumcised< 0.01
 No48.2199 
 Yes67.2116
 No, female50.3334
Total52.7100
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