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Table 1 Univariate and multivariate analysis of socio-demographic characteristics associated with previous HIV testing among MEN in rural Sisonke district, South Africa (n = 1958)

From: Knowledge of HIV status prior to a community HIV counseling and testing intervention in a rural district of south Africa: results of a community based survey

Characteristic Proportion reporting   
  previous HIV testing Crude OR Adjusted OR
  Yes, n/N (%) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Age group, yrs    
18-24 42/570 (7.4) 1.00  
25-34 81/370 (21.9) 3.52 (2.59-4.79) 3.44 (2.30-5.18)
35-49 102/430 (23.7) 3.91 (2.94-5.20) 4.02 (2.71-5.99)
50+ 98/588 (16.7) 2.51 (1.73 -3.65) 2.62 (1.76-3.90)
Education Level    
None 21/135 (15.6) 1.00  
Primary school 234/1442 (16.2) 1.05 (0.73-1.51) 1.22 (0.74-2.03)
Completed High school 48/289 (16.6) 1.08 (0.61-1.91) 1.28 (0.69-2.36)
Tertiary 20/92 (21.7) 1.51 (0.86-2.65) 1.17 (0.58-2.39)
Drinking water source    
All other sources 253/1647 (15.4) 1.00  
Piped (inside house and yard) 70/311 (22.5) 1.60 (1.09-2.34) 1.66 (1.14-2.4)
Cooking fuel    
Wood 174/1195 (14.6) 1.00  
Paraffin/Kerosene/Gas 41/215 (19.1) 1.38 (0.69-2.75) 1.18 (0.77-1.78)
Electricity 108/548 (19.7) 1.44 (0.94-2.21) 1.42 (1.04-1.93)
Infant deaths in past year    
No 279/1740 (16.0) 1.00  
Yes 44/218 (20.2) 1.32 (0.92-1.91) 1.25 (0.86-1.80)
Infant births in past year    
No 128/970 (13.2) 1.00  
Yes 57/340 (16.8) 1.32 (0.89-1.96)  
No. of people living together    
< = 2 134/738 (18.2) 1.00  
> 2 189/1220 (15.5) 0.83 (0.62-1.09)  
Household wall material    
Other 10/69 (14.5) 1.00  
Mud/wood/grass 107/600 (17.8) 1.28 (0.81-2.03)  
Brick/cement/corrugated iron 206/1289 (16.0) 1.12 (0.63-1.98)  
Refrigerator    
No 181/1097 (16.5) 1.00  
Yes 142/861 (16.5) 0.99 (0.82-1.22)  
Radio    
No 80/488 (16.4) 1.00  
Yes 243/1470 (16.5) 1.01 (0.77-1.33)  
Television    
No 152/853 (17.8) 1.00  
Yes 171/1105 (15.5) 0.84 (0.63-1.13)  
Cell phone    
No 61/374 (16.3) 1.00  
Yes 262/1584 (16.5) 1.02 (0.68-1.51)  
Stove    
No 80/456 (17.5) 1.00  
Yes 243/1584 (16.2) 0.91 (0.66-1.24)  
Cupboard    
No 97/527 (18.4) 1.00  
Yes 226/1431 (15.8) 0.83 (0.61-1.14)