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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics of screened and enrolled participants

From: A randomized trial to assess retention rates using mobile phone reminders versus physical contact tracing in a potential HIV vaccine efficacy population of fishing communities around Lake Victoria, Uganda

  Screened Enrolled
Enrolled No. (%) Not enrolled No. (%) P value Phone Arm No. (%) Physical Arm P value
All Participants 661 (75.2) 218 (24.8)   330 (49.9) 331 (50.1)  
Socio-demographics
Sex
 Male 403 (78.7) 109 (21.3)   199 (49.4) 204 (50.6)  
 Female 258 (70.3) 109 (29.7) 0.004 131 (50.8) 127 (49.2) 0.726
Age at enrolment (years)
 15–19 49 (75.4) 16 (24.6)   26 (53.1) 23 (46.9)  
 20–24 175 (77.8) 50 (22.2)   88 (50.3) 87 (49.7)  
 25–34 320 (74.8) 108 (25.2)   159 (49.7) 161 (50.3)  
 35–49 117 (73.1) 43 (26.9) 0.749 57 (48.7) 60 (51.3) 0.964
Highest education level
 None 34 (69.4) 15 (30.6)   21 (61.8) 13 (38.2)  
 Primary 379 (74.5) 130 (25.5)   187 (49.3) 192 (50.7)  
 Secondary 230 (77.2) 68 (22.8)   117 (50.9) 113 (49.1)  
 Post-secondary 18 (78.3) 5 (21.7) 0.619 5 (27.8) 13 (72.2) 0.134
Religion
 Catholic 256 (71.5) 102 (28.5)   120 (46.9) 136 (53.1)  
 Protestant/Anglican 170 (74.6) 58 (25.4)   78 (45.9) 92 (54.1)  
 Muslim 146 (82.9) 130 (17.1)   81 (55.5) 65 (44.5)  
 Pentecostal/Adventist 89 (76.1) 28 (23.9) 0.035 51 (57.3) 38 (42.7) 0.122
Ethnicity/tribe
 Baganda 325 (75.4) 105 (24.6)   167 (51.4) 158 (48.6)  
 Non-Baganda 336 (75.0) 112 (25.0) 0.938 163 (48.5) 173 (51.5) 0.460
Occupation
 Fishing/Fishing relateda 270 (75.0) 90 (25.0)   139 (51.5) 131 (48.5)  
 Shop/Market 46 (71.2) 18 (28.1)   19 (41.3) 27 (58.7)  
 Bar/Lodge/Restaurant 70 (72.2) 27 (27.8)   25 (35.7) 45 (64.3)  
 Farming 73 (78.5) 20 (21.5)   39 (53.4) 34 (46.6)  
 Housewife 66 (82.5) 14 (17.5)   42 (63.6) 24 (36.4)  
 Othersb 136 (73.5) 49 (26.5) 0.553 66 (48.5) 70 (51.5) 0.026
Community location
 Mainland 353 (73.1) 130 (26.9)   179 (50.7) 174 (49.3)  
 Island 308 (77.8) 88 (22.2) 0.109 151 (49.0) 157 (51.0) 0.666
Duration in community at enrolment (years)
 Less than 2 85 (72.7) 32 (27.3)   39 (45.9) 46 (54.1)  
 2–4 259 (76.6) 79 (23.4)   129 (49.8) 130 (50.2)  
 5–10 192 (74.1) 67 (25.9)   101 (52.6) 91 (47.4)  
 More than 10 125 (75.8) 41 (24.2) 0.810 61 (48.8) 64 (51.2) 0.760
Marital status
 Not married 209 (69.7) 91 (30.3)   103 (49.3) 106 (50.7)  
 Married monogamous 325 (78.1) 91 (21.9)   161 (49.5) 164 (50.5)  
 Married polygamous 127 (77.9) 36 (22.1) 0.024 66 (52.0) 61 (48.0) 0.875
  1. aFishing, fishmongers, fish processing, boat maker/owner, bConstruction/Mechanic/Government/Clerical