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Table 2 Trends in uptake of HIV testing among women aged 15–24 (percentage who have been tested for HIV and received results in the 2 years preceding the survey, by characteristics, 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

  Percentage point difference in HIV testing
Characteristics 2003/04 (n = 2 388) 2007/08 (n = 3 165) 2011/12 (n = 3 699) Phase 1 2007–2003 Phase 2 2011–2007 2011–2003
Age (years)
 15–19 5.8 21.3 27.1 15.5 5.8 21.3
 20–24 7.3 41.5 55.9 34.2 14.4 48.6
Residence
 Urban 13.0 39.9 44.6 26.9 4.7 31.6
 Rural 3.2 27.5 38.1 24.3 10.6 34.9
Region (zone)
 Central 5.2 25.8 37.9 23.7 6.1 29.8
 Lake 5.3 23.9 36.5 26.8 7.3 34.1
 Northern 8.3 33.1 37.7 28.4 8.7 37.1
 Eastern 11.9 39.1 42.9 21.4 15.6 37.0
 Western 5.8 40.5 45.0 25.4 11.2 36.6
 South West Highlands 3.9 18.9 32.1 15.0 13.2 28.2
 Southern Highlands 3.1 41.7 48.4 38.6 6.7 45.3
 Southern 1.6 30.0 47.4 28.4 17.4 45.8
Education level
 No education 2.5 25.2 33.5 22.7 8.3 31.0
 Primary 5.9 30.5 40.1 24.6 9.6 34.2
 Secondary and above 16.3 40.7 42.5 24.4 1.8 26.2
Marital status
 Never married 6.8 20.2 27.9 13.4 7.7 21.1
 Ever married 6.3 41.8 54.5 35.5 12.7 48.2
Employment status
 Not employed 8.7 25.1 34.0 16.4 8.9 25.3
 Employed 5.3 34.6 42.9 29.3 8.3 37.6
Number of sexual partners over lifetime
 0 4.5 9.6 13.7 5.1 4.1 9.2
 1 7.9 38.5 48.3 30.6 9.8 40.4
 2 7.5 40.7 57.4 33.2 16.7 49.9
 3+ 6.4 43.9 54.4 37.5 10.5 48.0
Blood test result
 HIV-negative 6.6 30.5 39.3 23.9 8.8 32.7
 HIV-positive 6.5 36.3 57.0 29.8 20.7 50.5
Had STI in last 12 months
 No 6.4 30.5 39.4 24.1 8.9 33.0
 Yes 17.2 49.2 62.2 32.0 13.0 45.0
Giving birth and receiving ANC
 No birth in the 2 years preceding the survey 8.3 22.6 26.5 14.3 3.9 18.2
 Gave birth and received ANC in the 2 years preceding the survey 2.8 48.6 69.0 45.8 20.4 66.2
 Gave birth but didn't receive ANC in the 2 years preceding the survey 6.9 25.3 44.9 18.4 19.6 38.0
Total 6.6 30.8 39.8 24.2 9.0 33.2