Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of youths visiting HIV testing and counseling centers in Gamo-Gofa, South West Ethiopia, 2012
Variables Cases: n (%) Controls: n (%) Total: n (%)
Age [Mean(±SD)=20.57(±2.59)]
15–19 13(3.2) 98(24.2) 111(27.4)
20–24 91(22.5) 203(50.1) 294(72.6)
Sex
Male 39(9.6) 147(36.3) 186(45.9)
Female 65(16.0) 154(38.0) 219(54.1)
Residence
Urban 76(18.8) 225(55.6) 301(74.3)
Rural 28(6.9) 76(18.8) 104(25.7)
Ethnic group
Gamo 52(12.9) 131(32.4) 183(45.3)
Gofa 28(6.9) 86(21.3) 114(28.2)
Amhara 10(2.5) 31(7.7) 41(10.1)
Others* 14(3.5) 52(12.9) 66(16.3)
Religion
Orthodox Christian 57 (14.1) 164 (40.5) 221 (54.6)
Muslim 8 (2.0) 10 (2.5) 18 (4.4)
Protestant 36 (8.9) 122 (30.1) 158 (39.0)
Others** 3(0.7) 5(1.2) 8(2.0)
Education
No education 30 (7.4) 29 (7.2) 59 (14.6)
Primary Education 19 (4.7) 28 (6.9) 47 (11.6)
Secondary & above 55 (13.6) 244 (60.2) 299 (73.8)
Occupation
Government employed 13 (3.2) 60 (14.8) 73 (18.0)
Merchant 22 (5.4) 28 (6.9) 50 (12.3)
House wife 14 (3.5) 17 (4.2) 31 (7.7)
Daily Laborer 27 (6.7) 27 (6.7) 54 (13.3)
Student 28 (6.9) 169 (41.7) 197 (48.6)
Marital Status
Never married 43 (10.6) 233 (57.5) 276 (68.1)
Married/living together 42 (10.4) 57 (14.1) 99 (24.4)
Divorced/separated/ widowed 19 (4.7) 11 (2.7) 30 (7.4)
Monthly income
<= 450 Ethiopian currency ( <= $ 25 ) 65 (16.0) 178 (44.0) 243 (60.0)
451 – 999 Ethiopian currency ( $ 25.1 - $ 55.5 ) 24 (5.9) 48 (11.9) 72 (17.8)
>=1000 Ethiopian currency ( >= $ 55.6 ) 15(3.7) 75(18.5) 90(22.2)

* Wolayta, Konso, Gurage, Oromo. ** Catholic, Adventist, Only Jesus.

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