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Table 1 Lifetime HIV testing history, socio-economic and demographic characteristics of sexually active men (15 – 54 years) across regions of Uganda

From: Socio-economic and demographic factors associated with never having tested for HIV among sexually active men across the four administrative regions of Uganda

Characteristics Regions Uganda
(n=4,168)
Central
(n=1,002)
Eastern
(n=1,145)
Northern
(n=930)
Western
(n=1,091)
  n % n % n % n % n %
HIV testing status           
Never tested 187 18.7 271 23.6 140 15.1 223 20.4 823 19.8
Ever tested 815 81.3 875 76.4 790 84.9 868 79.6 3345 80.2
Age           
15 – 24 292 29.2 348 30.4 250 26.9 321 29.4 1214 29.1
25 – 34 361 36.0 358 31.3 331 35.5 360 33.0 1415 33.9
35 – 44 232 23.2 281 24.6 200 21.5 249 22.8 966 23.2
45 – 54 116 11.6 158 13.8 149 16.0 161 14.8 574 13.8
Education level           
No education 47 4.6 46 4.0 38 4.0 59 5.4 191 4.6
Primary 449 44.8 628 54.8 528 56.8 658 60.3 2228 53.5
Secondary 309 30.9 353 30.8 205 22.1 268 24.6 1154 27.7
Higher 197 19.7 118 10.3 159 17.1 106 9.7 595 14.3
Residence           
Urban 460 45.9 174 15.2 120 12.9 239 21.9 1081 25.9
Rural 542 54.1 971 84.8 810 87.1 852 78.1 3087 74.1
Religious status           
Catholic 391 39.1 330. 25.5 573 61.5 440 40.3 1664 39.9
Anglican 274 27.4 478 41.8 231 24.8 464 42.6 1437 34.5
Muslim 202 20.1 221 19.3 55 5.9 62 5.7 572 13.7
Pentecostal 113 11.2 134 11.7 60 6.5 65 5.9 382 9.2
Others 22 2.2 20 1.7 12 1.3 60 5.5 114 2.7
Wealth quintile           
Poorest 27 2.7 241 21.0 420 45.1 82 7.5 681 16.3
Poorer 71 7.1 281 24.5 218 23.4 205 18.8 729 17.5
Middle 154 15.3 258 22.6 97 10.5 314 28.7 821 19.7
Richer 261 26.1 216 18.9 109 11.7 296 27.1 912 21.9
Richest 489 48.8 149 13.0 86 9.3 195 17.8 1025 24.6
Worked in the last 12 months           
No 21 2.1 17 1.5 13 1.4 34 3.1 87 2.1
Yes 981 97.9 1128 98.5 917 98.6 1057 96.9 4081 97.9
Marital status           
Never married 307 30.6 237 20.7 173 18.6 246 22.6 994 23.8
Ever married 695 69.4 908 79.3 757 81.4 845 77.4 3174 76.2
Ever given gifts or other goods to have sex in the last 12 months           
No 875 87.3 1080 94.3 917 98.6 1006 92.2 3851 92.4
Yes 127 12.7 65 5.7 14 1.4 85 7.8 317 7.6
Circumcised           
No 476 47.5 492 42.9 706 75.9 622 57.0 2243 53.8
Yes 526 52.5 653 57.1 224 24.1 469 43.0 1925 46.2
Number of sexual partners in the last 12 months           
No sexual partner 548 54.6 791 69.1 621 66.8 669 61.3 2595 62.3
1 sexual partner 345 34.4 293 25.6 254 27.3 313 28.7 1226 29.4
2 & above sexual partners 110 11.0 61 5.3 54 5.8 109 10.0 347 8.3
  1. Appropriate weights were used for the analyses.