Table 1

 Determinants of seeking any form of treatment for STI symptoms (urethral/vaginal discharge or genital sores in men) in the past year for sexually active men and women

Sociodemographic characteristicCategoriesMen (17–54 years)Women (15–44 years)
% sought treatment (n)Univariate p value*Multivariate p value*% sought treatment (n)Univariatep value*Multivariatep value*
*Logistic regressions.
†Subsistence farming areas.
‡Roadside business centres.
§Respondents were asked to name any factors which could increase the chances of a person becoming infected with HIV/AIDS. Then a list of possibilities that had not been named was mentioned and respondents were asked to agree or disagree with each in turn.
Symptom in past yearSores only91.7% (327)0.4490.467
Discharge only92.9% (127)
Sores and discharge95.4% (109)
Age category15–16 years0.0030.00842.9% (14)0.0040.126
17–24 years85.3% (143)56.7% (282)
25–34 years95.2% (231)69.3% (384)
35–44 years95.3% (128)63.7% (306)
45–54 years95.1% (61)
EducationNone/primary93.3% (224)0.6640.97563.4% (503)0.9090.527
Secondary/higher92.3% (339)63.8% (483)
EmploymentUnemployed94.0% (100)0.5680.41858.9% (528)0.0010.013
Employed92.3% (431)69.0% (436)
Study areaEstate91.3% (218)0.2850.13671.2% (139)<0.0010.001
SFA†91.0% (134)59.2% (439)
Town96.4% (139)76.1% (180)
RBC‡93.1% (72)57.5% (228)
Marital statusNever married88.6% (175)0.0260.42556.0% (75)0.1490.920
Currently married95.2% (332)62.9% (666)
Currently separated, divorced, or widowed91.1% (56)67.8% (245)
Time outside community in past year<1 month94.5% (183)0.2520.05360.2% (299)0.1370.624
⩾1 month91.8% (380)65.2% (686)
Are STIs co-factor for HIV transmission?§Yes, spontaneous91.3% (69)0.4360.31765.2% (46)0.0410.188
Yes, prompted93.6% (407)62.3% (709)
No, prompted91.5% (59)78.9% (76)
Don’t know, prompted85.7% (28)61.2% (152)
Number of lifetime sexual partners184.2% (19)0.3500.80559.9% (538)0.0200.431
2-390.9% (88)65.3% (303)
4-1093.2% (280)75.0% (100)
>1094.6% (166)72.0% (25)
Are STI drugs available in local clinics?Yes93.9% (181)0.0550.02886.8% (303)<0.001<0.001
No95.7% (161)76.2% (164)
Don’t know89.3% (215)45.2% (507)