Table 2

Unadjusted association between independent factors and voluntary counselling and testing among 780 men in Kasese district, Uganda, 2005

Variable

No VCT

n (%)

Accepted VCT

n (%)

OR (95% CI)


Age in years

>35

253(88)

36(13)

1.0

≤ 35

345(70)

146(30)

2.97(2.00–4.43)

Education

None/Primary

399(82)

88(18)

1.0

Secondary/Tertiary

199(68)

94(32)

2.10(1.50–3.00)

Religion

Muslim

38(73)

4(27)

1.0

Christian

560(77)

168(23)

0.81(0.43–1.54)

Occupation

Subsistence farmer

526(80)

135(20)

1.0

Other

72(77)

47(23)

2.54(1.68–3.85)

Marital status

Not married

164(73)

60(27)

1.0

Married

434(78)

122(22)

0.77(0.54–1.10)

Type of marriage

Monogamy

331(77)

101(23)

1.0

Polygamy

133(84)

21(16)

0.61(0.36–1.02)

Fear of taking an HIV test

No

327(71)

131(29)

1.0

Yes

271(84)

51(16)

0.47(0.33–0.67)

Fear of divorce or separation

No

144(82)

32(18)

1.0

Yes

127(87)

19(13)

0.67(0.36–1.25)

Lack of confidentiality

No

245(83)

50(17)

1.0

Yes

26(96)

1(04)

0.19(0.03–1.42)

Willingness to test for HIV with partner

No

64(94)

4(06)

1.0

Yes

534(75)

178(25)

5.33(1.92–14.85)

Willingness to disclose HIV results to partner

No

181(86)

30(14)

1.0

Yes

417(73)

152(27)

2.19(1.43–3.38)

Would feel comfortable at VCT site

No

117(88)

15(11)

1.0

Yes

481(74)

167(26)

2.71(1.54–4.77)

Wanting to know HIV sero-status

No

115(54)

98(46)

1.0

Yes

348(86)

55(14)

0.19(0.13–0.27)

Monthly income (Uganda Shillings)

≤ 50,000

482(79)

131(21)

1.0

>50,000

90(67)

45(33)

1.84(1.23–2.76)

Number of sexual partners

One

382(76)

141(24)

1.0

Two or more

216(79)

58(21)

0.83(0.58–1.18)

Had sex outside marriage in past 1 year

No

457(78)

129(22)

1.0

Yes

141(73)

53(27)

1.33(0.92–1.93)

Used a condom on last sexual encounter

No

32(71)

13(29)

1.0

Yes

109(73)

40(27)

0.90(0.43–1.20)

Social belief exists

No

481(77)

143(23)

1.0

Yes

117(75)

39(25)

1.12(0.75–1.68)

Willingness to seek VCT

No

135(82)

29(18)

1.0

Yes

463(76)

153(25)

1.54(0.99–2.39)

Distance to nearest VCT site 5 km or less

No

187(77)

55(23)

1.0

Yes

411(76)

127(24)

1.05(0.73–1.50)


Bwambale et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:263   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-263

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