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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Prevalence and correlates of comprehensive HIV/AIDS knowledge among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 years in Malawi: evidence from the 2015–16 Malawi demographic and health survey

Variables Frequency(n) Percent (%)
Age
 15–19 5263 50.5
 20–24 5159 49.5
Education
 No education 454 4.4
 Primary level 6740 64.7
 Secondary level or higher 3227 31.0
Marital status
 Never married 4828 46.3
 Currently married 4888 46.9
 Formerly married 706 6.8
Region
 Northern 1159 11.1
 Central 4536 43.5
 Southern 4726 45.4
Residence
 Rural 8530 81.8
 Urban 1892 18.2
Household wealth status
 Poorest 2084 20.0
 Poorer 2117 20.3
 Middle 1945 18.7
 Richer 1908 18.3
 Richest 2368 22.7
Religion
 Christians 9044 86.8
 Muslim 1340 12.9
 No religion 36 0.3
Frequency of listening to radio
 Not at all 5551 53.3
 Less than once a week 1873 18.0
 At least once a week 2998 28.8
Ever tested for HIV
 No 3174 30.5
 Yes 7248 69.5
Total (n) 10,422 100.0