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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents in eastern Africa (N = 183, 411)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of HIV testing among reproductive-age women in eastern Africa: multilevel analysis of demographic and health surveys

Variables Frequency (%)
Age (years)
 15–19 39,510 (21.54%)
 20–24 34,150 (18.62%)
 25–29 31,766 (17.32%)
 30–34 26,992 (14.72%)
 35–39 21,886 (11.93%)
 40–44 16,406 (8.94%)
 45–49 12,701 (6.92%)
Highest education level
 No education 33,035 (18.01%)
 Primary education 89,229 (48.65%)
 Secondary education 51,294 (27.97%)
 Higher education 9,840 (5.37%)
Wealth index
 Poorest 32,495 (17.72%)
 Poorer 33,755 (18.40%)
 Middle 34,934 (19.05%)
 Richer 37,225 (20.30%)
 Richest 45,001 (24.54%)
Risky sexual behavior
 No risk 129,912 (81.70%)
 Some risk 20,169 (12.68%)
 High risk 8,931 (5.62%)
HIV knowledge
 Low knowledge 17,049 (10.03%)
 High knowledge 71,694 (42.16%)
 Comprehensive knowledge 81,301 (47.81%)
Marital status
 Unmaried 88,582 (48.30%)
 Maried 94,829 (51.70%)
Number of sexual partners
 One 72,463 (39.51%)
 More than one 110,948 (60.49%)
Stigma indicator
 No stigma 5,961 (7.15%)
 Low stigma 35,612 (42.71%)
 Moderate stigma 34,231 (41.06%)
 High stigma 7,569 (9.08%)
Residence
 Urban 51,426 (28.04%)
 Rural 131,985 (71.96%)
Age at sex
 Before 20 years 108,533 (59.17%)
 At 20 and after years 74,878 (40.83%)
Visit health facility
 No 72,075 (43.18%)
 Yes 94,857 (56.82%)
Community illiteracy level
 High 90,641 (49.42%)
 Low 92,770 (50.58%)