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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with HIV infection among fisherfolk in landing sites located in Muleba and Buchosa Districts, north-western Tanzania, October 2017 (N = 447)

From: Prevalence of HIV infection and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among fisherfolk in landing Islands of Lake Victoria, north western Tanzania

Category Variable Total tested HIV {+} Crude OR 95% CI p-value
N = 447 N = 63
Age ≤20 28 1 1   
21–35 256 32 0.25 0.03–1.97 > 0.05
≥36 163 30 0.16 0.02–1.25 > 0.05
Location Muleba 247 27 1   
Buchosa 200 36 1.79 1.04–3.06 < 0.05
Mean rank age Age (years) 277.25 < 0.0001 a
Sex Male 266 32 1   0.16
Female 181 31 1.51 0.89–2.58
Marital status Married 254 24 1   
Single 101 12 1.29 0.62–2.69 > 0.05
Widowed/Divorced/ 92 27 2.81 1.54–5.13 < 0.001
Cohabiting      
Education No formal education 54 19 1   
Primary+ 393 44 4.31 2.27–8.17 < 0.0001
Fisherfolk occupation category Fishing+farming 91 05    
Fish business 109 17 3.18 1.12–8.98 < 0.05
Employed b 67 16 5.40 1.87–15.61 < 0.001
Fishing 180 25 2.77 1.03–7.51 < 0.05
Religion Christian 376 54 1   
Muslim 71 09 1.16 0.54–2.46 0.7
Residence Permanent 117 13 1   
Temporary 330 50 1.42 0.75–2.74 0.36
Knowledge Appropriate 368 50 1   
Inappropriate 79 13 1.25 0.64–2.44 0.5
HIV Attitude Positive 331 53 1   
Negative 116 10 0.49 0.24–1.015 0.06
Condom use Consistent 234 27 1   
Inconsistent 213 36 1.55 0.91–2.67 0.10
Circumcision (Only men) Yes 236 24 1   
No 30 8 3.21 1.29–8.00 < 0.05
VCT in 1 year Yes 343 40 1   
No 104 23 2.15 1.23–3.79 < 0.01
Multiple partners No 289 31    
Yes 158 32 1.96 1.15–3.36 < 0.05
Alcohol use No 275 27 1   
Yes 172 36 2.43 1.42–4.18 < 0.001
  1. a Mann Whitney test; b Employed in fishing related business (fish processing, cooking and store keeping)