Table 2

Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards adult male circumcision (AMC), by self-reported male circumcision status

Men aged 22 and over

Self-reported circumcised

Self-reported uncircumcised

P-value1


Sample size

234

374


AMC protects fully against HIV (%)


Agree

22.2

16.0

0.06

Disagree

61.5

61.5

Do not know

16.2

22.5


Most women prefer circumcised men (%)


Agree

70.9

56.1

0.001

Disagree

10.3

14.4

Do not know

18.8

29.4


AMC increases sexual pleasure (%)


Agree

68.4

36.1

< 0.001

Disagree

16.2

19.0

Do not know

15.4

44.9


Circumcised men do not need to use condoms for protection against HIV and other STIs (%)


Agree

6.4

4.8

0.01

Disagree

91.0

86.6

Do not know

2.6

8.6


Circumcised men can become infected with HIV (%)


Agree

93.2

90.9

0.13

Disagree

3.8

2.7

Do not know

3.0

6.4


My partner supports AMC (%)


Agree

68.4

42.8

< 0.001

Disagree

9.8

22.2

Do not know

21.8

35.0


My family supports AMC (%)


Agree

85.5

46.0

< 0.001

Disagree

10.3

37.7

Do not know

4.3

16.3


AMC is safe when carried by a doctor (%)


Agree

87.2

90.6

0.41

Disagree

4.7

3.5

Do not know

8.1

5.9


I would prefer to have my male children circumcised (%)


Yes

96.6

78.1

< 0.001

No

3.4

21.9


STIs: sexually transmitted infections

1 P-values were obtained using Pearson's Chi square or Fisher exact tests, as applicable.

Lissouba et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:253   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-253

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