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Table 2 Socio-demographic variables correlated with comprehensive HIV/AIDS knowledge among young women in Malawi

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

  Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Knowledge
Independent variables No Yes
n % n % Chi-Square P-Value
Age       < 0.001
 15–19 3145 59.8 2118 40.2 17.00  
 20–24 2876 55.7 2283 44.3   
Education       < 0.001
 No education 335 73.8 119 26.2 348.41  
 Primary level 4243 63.0 2497 37.0   
 Secondary level or higher 1442 44.7 1785 55.3   
Marital status       0.241
 Never married 2747 56.9 2081 43.1 2.84  
 Currently married 2859 58.5 2029 41.5   
 Formerly married 415 58.8 291 41.2   
Region       < 0.001
 Northern 751 64.8 408 35.2 27.09  
 Central 2600 57.3 1936 42.7   
 Southern 2669 56.5 2057 43.5   
Residence      39.12 < 0.001
 Rural 5050 59.2 3480 40.8   
 Urban 971 51.3 921 48.7   
Household wealth status       < 0.001
 Poorest 1345 64.5 739 35.5 123.68  
 Poorer 1307 61.7 810 38.3   
 Middle 1157 59.5 788 40.5   
 Richer 1025 53.7 883 46.3   
 Richest 1187 50.1 1181 49.9   
Religion       0.002
 Christians 5177 57.2 3867 42.8 12.05  
 Muslim 815 60.8 525 39.2   
 No religion 28 77.8 8 22.2   
Frequency of listening to radio       < 0.001
 Not at all 3447 62.1 2104 37.9 94.53  
 Less than once a week 1021 54.5 852 45.5   
 At least once a week 1553 51.8 1445 48.2   
Ever tested for HIV       < 0.001
 No 2114 66.6 1060 33.4 145.40  
 Yes 3907 53.9 3341 46.1   
Total (n) 6021 57.8 4401 42.2