Skip to main content

Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of HIV-infected and negative young people

From: To use or not to use a condom: A prospective cohort study comparing contraceptive practices among HIV-infected and HIV-negative youth in Uganda

Characteristics Negative
N = 501
Infected
N = 277
P value
Age of respondent N (%) N (%)  
   Age 15 - 19 years 203 (40.1) 116 (41.9)  
   Age 20 - 24 years 298 (59.5) 161 (58.1) 0.712
Median age (IQR) 20 (18-21) 21 (17-23)  
Gender of respondent    
   Male 139 (27.7) 61 (22.0) 0.080
   Female 362(72.3) 216 (78.0)  
Religion    
   Catholic 174 (34.9) 90 (32.5)  
   Protestant 165 (33.1) 77 (27.8)  
   Muslim 60 (12.1) 49 (17.7)  
   Born again Christians/others 99 (19.9) 61 (22.0) 0.095
Are you in school?    
   Yes 280 (56.1) 102 (37.0) 0.000
Education level    
   0-7 years 67 (13.4) 120 (43.3)  
   8 -11 years 181 (36.3) 126 (45.5)  
   12 + years 251 (50.3) 31 (11.2) 0.000
Marital status    
   Single 142 (28.3) 110 (39.9)  
   Married/in a relationship 348 (69.5) 131 (47.5) 0.000
   Separated or widowed 11 (2.2) 35 (12.7)  
Duration of relationship    
   Less than three years 145 (40.5) 72 (53.30  
   Three years and more 213 (59.5) 63 (46.7) 0.010
Type of relationship    
   Monogamous 328 (91.9) 114 (82.0) 0.002
   Polygamous 29 (8.1) 25 (18.0)  
Median duration of relationship (IQR)* 2(1- 3) 3 (1 - 4) 0.033
Partner's age difference (IQR)* 4 (2-6) 5 (3-9) 0.000
Number of life time sexual partners (IQR)* 2 (1- 3) 3 (1 - 4) 0.009
Number of current sexual partners* 1(1-1) 1 (1-1) 0.155
Have Children?    
   Yes 89 (18.0) 131 (52.2) 0.000
Number of living children mean (SD) 0.78 (±0.64) 1.43 (±0.79) 0.000
  1. *P values -used non-parametric methods