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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression analysis on the net-impact of factors associated with never having tested for HIV among sexually active men (15 – 54 years) across regions

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
Central Eastern Northern Western
OR 95%CI OR 95%CI OR 95%CI OR 95%CI OR 95%CI
Age           
15 – 24† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
25 – 34 0.82 0.44-1.53 1.00 0.63-1.61 0.47* 0.23-0.97 0.49* 0.28-0.87 0.72* 0.54-0.96
35 – 44 1.34 0.63-2.84 0.87 0.51-1.48 0.63 0.29-1.36 0.62 0.33-1.16 0.86 0.62-1.18
45 – 54 0.90 0.39-2.07 0.77 0.42-1.43 1.72 0.81-3.65 1.16 0.60-2.25 1.02 0.73-1.44
Education level           
No education† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
Primary 0.32** 0.16-0.66 0.61 0.25-1.48 0.10*** 0.04-0.24 0.69 0.36-1.32 0.38*** 0.26-0.54
Secondary 0.19*** 0.08-0.44 0.26** 0.10-0.66 0.02*** 0.01-0.06 0.45* 0.22-0.95 0.19*** 0.12-0.28
Higher 0.06*** 0.02-0.23 0.12** 0.04-0.41 0.01*** 0.003-0.05 0.26* 0.09-0.77 0.07*** 0.04-0.13
Residence           
Rural† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
Urban 1.31 0.72-2.37 0.99 0.55-1.79 1.32 0.61-2.86 1.28 0.83-1.97 1.15 0.88-1.54
Religious status           
Catholics† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
Anglican 0.87 0.51-1.49 0.91 0.61-1.35 0.99 0.58-1.69 0.95 0.65-1.37 0.97 0.78-1.21
Muslim 2.22* 1.17-4.21 1.46 0.88-2.43 1.06 0.39-2.88 0.93 0.35-2.48 1.73** 1.25-2.39
Pentecostal 0.56 0.26-1.19 0.78 0.41-1.47 0.91 0.33-2.52 0.49 0.24-1.03 0.70 0.48-1.02
Others 0.45 0.09-2.27 0.93 0.23-3.77 2.70 0.37-19.47 0.80 0.37-1.71 0.91 0.55-1.53
Wealth quintile           
Poorest† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
Poorer 1.22 0.37-4.02 1.06 0.67-1.67 1.01 0.56-1.78 0.39** 0.20-0.77 1.05 0.79-1.39
Middle 0.89 0.27-2.90 1.19 0.75-1.89 1.19 0.57-2.49 0.28*** 0.15-0.53 0.99 0.75-1.32
Richer 0.87 0.28-2.75 0.72 0.39-1.30 0.85 0.40-1.83 0.27*** 0.14-0.52 0.90 0.67-1.21
Richest 0.22* 0.06-0.75 0.89 0.43-1.85 0.49 0.11-2.14 0.17*** 0.08-0.37 0.42*** 0.29-0.62
Worked in the last 12 months           
Yes† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
No 2.65 0.79-8.94 2.22 0.84-5.89 3.15* 1.18-8.42 1.21 0.45-3.29 2.09** 1.22-3.60
Marital status           
Ever married† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
Never married 4.52*** 2.12-9.63 2.50** 1.42-4.38 4.50*** 2.01-10.03 3.69*** 2.00-6.79 3.46*** 2.46-4.89
Ever given gifts or other goods to have sex in the last 12 months
No† 1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00   1.00  
Yes 0.98 0.53-1.78 1.12 0.60-2.07 3.25 0.72-14.76 0.69 0.35-1.36 0.99 0.70-1.41
Circumcised           
No† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
Yes 0.58* 0.35-0.98 0.99 0.68-1.46 1.25 0.69-2.26 0.51** 0.35-0.76 0.81* 0.65-1.00
Number of sexual partners in the last 12 months
No sexual partner† 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .
1 sexual partner 0.55* 0.31-0.98 1.10 0.69-1.76 0.81 0.42-1.58 0.73 0.44-1.19 0.75* 0.57-0.98
2 & above sexual partners 0.53 0.23-1.22 0.70 0.32-1.54 0.70 0.27-1.83 1.28 0.68-2.42 0.81 0.54-1.21
  1. Abbreviations: Reference category. Significant (P < 0.05), *P < 0.05 (Moderate), **P < 0.01 (Strong) ***P < 0.001 (very strong), OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence Interval