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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants stratified by HIV/AIDS knowledge level and attitude towards people living with HIV using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys 2007, 2011, and 2016–2017 among women 15–49 years in Nigeria

From: Trends of HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes among Nigerian women between 2007 and 2017 using Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey data

Variable High Knowledge (%) Positive attitude (%)
2007 (64.6%) 2011 (45.6%) 2017 (64.1%) 2007 (40.5%) 2011 (47.0%) 2017 (53.5%)
Age group
 15–19 62.2% 41.7% 62.3% 40.4% 48.0% 53.3%
 20–24 67.7% 44.9% 64.4% 44.4% 49.0% 56.2%
 25–29 66.6% 47.3% 65.1% 41.3% 48.5% 54.4%
 30–34 65.0% 48.1% 65.5% 40.7% 47.3% 52.3%
 35–39 65.6% 47.5% 65.0% 59.4% 45.0% 52.3%
 40–44 58.4% 44.6% 65.4% 35.8% 43.5% 52.4%
 45–49 61.7% 44.6% 61.2% 33.6% 44.1% 52.3%
Marital status
 Currently married 63.8% 44.6% 62.7% 39.5% 44.7% 52.1%
 Formerly married 61.0% 45.8% 69.5% 35.7% 47.6% 57.5%
 Never married 67.1% 48.0% 67.0% 43.6% 53.0% 56.8%
Education
 None 56.3% 30.5% 53.2% 39.9% 41.5% 51.9%
 Primary 60.6% 40.8% 60.8% 32.4% 40.9% 52.2%
 Secondary and above 71.3% 54.5% 65.3% 44.1% 51.7% 66.4%
Wealth index quantile
 Poorest 52.2% 26.7% 53.2% 40.8% 40.1% 50.5%
 Second 57.4% 34.9% 56.6% 38.6% 40.7% 52.2%
 Middle 63.6% 45.4% 60.6% 37.7% 45.9% 51.9%
 Fourth 64.9% 51.4% 65.3% 36.5% 46.6% 54.3%
 Richest 74.0% 59.0% 75.3% 46.5% 56.8% 56.2%
Area
 Rural 60.8% 39.8% 58.1% 38.8% 43.3% 52.3%
 Urban 70.7% 54.2% 72.6% 43.1% 52.5% 55.3%
Zone
 North Central 60.7% 34.1% 59.2% 42.2% 51.8% 54.5%
 North East 46.5% 34.6% 65.2% 39.9% 48.7% 62.9%
 North West 70.7% 41.7% 63.7% 52.4% 52.4% 59.6%
 South East 66.8% 49.1% 62.0% 38.1% 46.4% 46.8%
 South South 63.3% 53.0% 65.8% 32.5% 48.1% 54.2%
 South West 66.7% 54.6% 68.8% 36.6% 38.3% 33.8%