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Table 1 Baseline demographic and behavioral characteristics of participants undergoing HCT in Kampala, Uganda

From: Decreases in self-reported alcohol consumption following HIV counseling and testing at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

   Drinking status at baseline
  Overall (n = 2056) Lifetime abstainers (n = 902) Past drinkers (n = 547) Current*, non-hazardous drinkers (prior 3 months) (n = 352) Current*, hazardous drinkers (prior 3 months) (n = 189)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender      
Male 879 (42.8) 351 (38.9) 222 (40.6) 165 (46.9) 108 (57.1)
Female 1177 (57.3) 551 (61.1) 325 (59.4) 187 (53.1) 81 (42.9)
Age (overall median: 30; IQR: 25–38)      
18–25 580 (28.2) 321 (35.6) 130 (23.8) 86 (24.4) 26 (13.8)
26–35 852 (41.4) 353 (39.1) 212 (38.8) 162 (46.0) 94 (49.7)
>35 624 (30.4) 228 (25.3) 205 (37.5) 104 (29.6) 69 (36.5)
Education      
Primary education or less 1043 (50.8) 439 (48.7) 278 (50.9) 191 (54.3) 102 (54.0)
More than primary education 1011 (49.2) 462 (51.3) 268 (49.1) 161 (45.7) 87 (46.0)
Occupation      
Laborer 668 (32.5) 285 (31.6) 186 (34.0) 119 (33.8) 54 (28.6)
Business/Sales/Technical 901 (43.8) 388 (43.1) 240 (43.9) 151 (42.9) 91 (48.2)
Other 486 (23.7) 228 (25.3) 121 (22.1) 82 (23.3) 44 (23.3)
Religion      
Protestant 629 (30.6) 217 (24.1) 161 (29.4) 135 (38.4) 88 (46.6)
Catholic 651 (31.7) 198 (22.0) 176 (32.2) 169 (48.0) 76 (40.2)
Moslem 398 (19.4) 283 (31.4) 64 (11.7) 30 (8.5) 17 (9.0)
Saved/Pentecostal/Other 378 (18.4) 204 (22.6) 146 (26.7) 18 (5.1) 8 (4.2)
Marital status      
Married 866 (42.1) 370 (41.0) 212 (38.8) 159 (45.2) 92 (48.7)
Married in the past 656 (31.9) 248 (27.5) 208 (38.1) 116 (33.0) 65 (34.4)
Never married 533 (25.9) 284 (31.5) 126 (23.1) 77 (21.9) 32 (16.9)
Household wealth      
Low 921 (45.0) 411 (45.7) 246 (45.2) 144 (40.9) 96 (50.8)
Medium 807 (39.4) 346 (38.4) 207 (38.1) 155 (44.0) 72 (38.1)
High 321 (15.7) 143 (15.9) 91 (16.7) 53 (15.1) 21 (11.1)
How often do household members go hungry?      
Sometimes/Often (>2 times/month) 295 (14.6) 103 (11.6) 108 (20.1) 30 (8.6) 34 (18.7)
Seldom (1–2 times/month) 200 (9.9) 66 (7.5) 61 (11.4) 39 (11.2) 28 (15.4)
Never 1522 (75.5) 717 (80.9) 368 (68.5) 280 (80.2) 120 (65.9)
Social support      
Strong support 274 (13.9) 107 (12.2) 81 (15.8) 36 (10.4) 35 (19.7)
Moderate support 1311 (66.7) 628 (71.9) 325 (63.4) 254 (73.6) 86 (48.3)
Poor support 380 (19.3) 139 (15.9) 107 (20.9) 55 (15.9) 57 (32.0)
Recruitment site      
Inpatient wards 400 (19.5) 181 (20.1) 106 (19.4) 72 (20.5) 33 (17.5)
Outpatient clinics 1395 (67.9) 608 (67.4) 378 (69.1) 222 (63.1) 138 (73.0)
Emergency/casualty wards 261 (12.7) 113 (12.5) 63 (11.5) 58 (16.5) 18 (9.5)
Reasons for HIV testing (illness > planning > other)      
AIDS symptoms/concern about current illness 652 (31.7) 241 (26.7) 201 (36.8) 117 (33.2) 70 (37.0)
Just wanted to know/plan for future 1312 (63.8) 624 (69.2) 320 (58.5) 225 (63.9) 105 (55.6)
Other 92 (4.5) 37 (4.1) 26 (4.8) 10 (2.8) 14 (7.4)
Any household members consumed alcohol, past 3 months      
None 1671 (82.0) 805 (89.4) 439 (81.5) 276 (79.5) 108 (57.8)
Any 367 (18.0) 95 (10.6) 100 (15.6) 71 (20.5) 79 (42.3)
Last time consumed alcohol      
Never 902 (43.9) 902 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
>5 years ago 191 (9.3) 0 (0.0) 191 (34.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
1–5 years ago 141 (6.9) 0 (0.0) 141 (25.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
3 months – 1 year ago 215 (10.5) 0 (0.0) 215 (39.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Prior 3 months 607 (29.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 352 (100.0) 189 (100.0)
AUDIT-C at baseline (median (IQR)) 0 (0–1)     
HIV status      
HIV Negative 1058 (51.5) 529 (58.7) 250 (45.7) 176 (50.0) 71 (37.6)
HIV Positive 998 (48.5) 373 (41.4) 297 (54.3) 176 (50.0) 118 (62.4)
Baseline CD4 cell count among those with HIV (cells/mm 3 ) (overall median: 285; IQR: 132–463)      
<200 359 (36.1) 139 (37.3) 122 (41.4) 53 (30.1) 35 (29.9)
200–349 233 (23.4) 85 (22.8) 66 (22.4) 44 (25.0) 29 (24.8)
350–499 202 (20.3) 74 (19.8) 60 (20.3) 34 (19.3) 26 (22.2)
> = 500 200 (20.1) 75 (20.1) 47 (15.9) 45 (25.6) 27 (23.1)
  1. *n = 66 current drinkers were unable to be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous drinkers.