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Table 1 Univariate analysis of selected dependent and independent variables

From: Persistent misconceptions about HIV transmission among males and females in Malawi

  Women (%) Men (%)
Misconceptions about HIV transmission
 Not endorsing any misconception 55.4 62.8
 Endorsing at least one misconception 44.6 37.2
ABC prevention knowledge (median) 0.70 0.73
Have been tested for AIDS   
 No 25.3 46.0
 Yes 74.7 54.0
Region of residence
 Northern 18.2 18.0
 Central 34.0 36.1
 Southern 47.9 45.9
Ethnicity
 Tumbuka 10.9 10.1
 Chewa 29.4 29.1
 Lomwe 16.3 17.9
 Tonga 3.26 3.50
 Yao 10.5 10.6
 Sena 5.63 5.49
 Ngori 13.6 12.8
 Others 10.5 10.5
Religion
 Christian 88.4 87.1
 Muslim 11.0 10.3
 No religion 0.59 2.68
Urban-rural residence
 Urban 13.5 14.2
 Rural 86.5 85.8
Marital status
 Never married 19.6 37.7
 Currently married 67.1 58.8
 Formerly married 13.3 3.55
Age of respondents (mean) 28.1 29.1
Educational background   
 No education 14.6 6.02
 Primary education 66.6 64.4
 Secondary/higher education 18.9 29.6
Wealth status
 Poorest 19.5 15.8
 Poorer 19.5 20.2
 Middle 20.5 20.5
 Richer 20.5 21.5
 Richest 20.0 22.0
Currently working
 No 43.1 18.1
 Yes 56.9 81.9
Total 22,489 6,978