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Table 1 Percentage distribution of various characteristics of female respondents aged 15–24 in the 2003–2004 THIS and the 2007–2008 and 2011–2012 THMISs

From: Factors associated with changes in uptake of HIV testing among young women (aged 15–24) in Tanzania from 2003 to 2012

Characteristics 2003 (n = 2 388) 2007 (n = 3 165) 2011 (n = 3 699)
Age (years)
 15–19 51.7 53.1 55.9
 20–24 48.3 46.9 44.1
Residence
 Urban 34.2 26.1 26.6
 Rural 65.8 73.9 73.4
Region (zone)
 Central 10.8 8.0 9.0
 Lake 25.4 28.9 28.9
 Northern 13.0 13.0 11.8
 Eastern 24.4 15.5 16.0
 Western 8.1 11.6 9.6
 South West Highlands 9.3 9.6 10.2
 Southern Highlands 7.8 7.5 9.7
 Southern 5.2 5.8 4.8
Education level
 No education 17.2 17.9 13.3
 Primary 71.3 70.4 59.5
 Secondary and above 11.6 11.6 27.1
Marital status
 Never married 51.2 51.2 55.2
 Ever married 48.8 48.9 44.8
Employment status
 Not employed 37.0 40.3 36.2
 Employed 63.0 59.7 63.8
Number of sexual partners over lifetime
 0 29.8 31.0 31.7
 1 33.9 34.0 36.0
 2 18.1 20.0 18.1
 3+ 18.1 14.9 14.2
Blood test result
 HIV-negative 96.0 96.2 97.2
 HIV-positive 4.0 3.8 2.8
Had STI in last 12 months
 No 98.6 98.4 98.2
 Yes 1.4 1.6 1.8
Giving birth and receiving ANC
 No birth in the 2 years preceding the survey 66.4 68.2 68.1
 Gave birth in the 2 years preceding the survey and received ANC 30.6 31.3 30.9
 Gave birth in the 2 years preceding the survey but did not receive ANC 3.0 0.6 0.9