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Table 1 Socio - demographic characteristics of ANC attendees, Gambella Region, 2008

From: Determinants for refusal of HIV testing among women attending for antenatal care in Gambella Region, Ethiopia

Variables Not-HIV tested (n = 83) HIV tested (n = 249)
  Frequency % Frequency %
Age     
15 - 19 yrs 16 19.3 61 24.3
20 - 34 yrs 62 74.7 179 71.9
35 - 49 yrs 5 6 9 3.6
Religion     
Protestant 46 55.4 161 64.7
Orthodox 23 27.7 48 19.3
Catholic 5 6.0 12 4.8
Muslim 8 9.6 26 10.4
Others 1 1.2 2 0.8
Ethnic group     
Nuer 20 24.1 45 18.1
Agnuak 19 22.9 94 37.8
Mejenger 3 3.6 9 3.6
Oromo 12 14.5 22 8.8
Amhara 14 16.9 39 15.7
Others 15 18.0 40 16.0
Educational level     
Illitrate 15 18.1 72 28.9
Read and write 11 13.3 15 6
1-8 grade 46 55.4 120 48.2
9 and above 11 13.2 32 16.8
Marital status     
Married 78 94.0 207 83.1
Live together 4 4.8 37 14.9
Unmarried 0 0 2 0.8
Separated 1 1.2 3 1.2
Husband staying away from     
home > 1 month     
Yes 34 41.5 105 43.0
No 45 54.9 133 54.5
Refused to respond 3 3.7 6 2.5
Income compared with the same     
community members     
High 4 4.8 11 4.4
Moderate 46 55.4 154 61.8
Low 33 39.8 84 33.7