Table 1

Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants by sex
Variable Category Male Female
n(%) n(%) p-value
Age group 15-24 7(4.8) 38(14.4) <0.001
25-34 47(32.2) 113(42.8)
35-44 59(40.4) 99(37.5)
≥45 33(22.6) 14(5.3)
Education No education 14(9.6) 21(8.0) 0.583
Primary 93(63.7) 184(69.7)
Secondary 22(15.1) 37(14.0)
Post-secondary 17(11.6) 22(8.3)
Marital status Never married 16(11.0) 36(1.6) 0.265
Married/Cohabiting 83(56.8) 128(48.5)
Separa/Divorced 47(32.2) 100(37.9)
Occupation Farmer 74(50.7) 131(49.6) 0.955
Employed 20(13.7) 35(13.3)
Business 52(5.6) 98(37.1)
Age at first marriage/cohabiting‡ <18 years 4(3.0) 28(12.2) 0.003
≥18 years 127(97.0) 201(87.8)
Live with partner† Yes 58(69.9) 98(76.6) 0.280
No 25(30.1) 30(23.4)
No of children 0 36(24.7) 70(26.5) 0.242
1 26(17.8) 63(23.9)
≥2 84(57.5) 131(49.6)
Having sex with partner† Yes 90(61.6) 158(59.8) 0.722
No 56(38.4) 106(40.2)
Children with current partner† Yes 54(80.6) 58(67.4) 0.068
No 13(19.4) 28(32.6)

‡: for those who reported to have been married/cohabiting, †; for only those reporting to have a sexual partner, ART Antiretroviral Therapy, SD Standard deviation.

Mmbaga et al.

Mmbaga et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-86

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