Table 1

Participant characteristics by randomisation to a planning prompt for HIV testing

Control group
No. (%)*
Planning prompt
No. (%)*
No. of participants enrolled11591203
Age (mean (SD))38.7 (15.9)38.5 (15.8)
Education
 Primary or less859 (74)890 (74)
 Secondary207 (18)233 (19)
 More than secondary93 (8)79 (7)
Marital status
 Married/Cohabitating787 (68)804 (67)
 Single297 (26)321 (27)
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed75 (6)78 (6)
Daily wage (US$)†
 Mean (SD)2.04 (5.32)1.76 (3.51)
 Median (IQR)1.05 (0.60–1.79)0.90 (0.60–1.79)
Parish
 Mabira371 (32)361 (30)
 Ruhunga324 (28)357 (30)
 Katyazo392 (34)410 (34)
 Itara72 (6)74 (6)
Has ever had an HIV test899 (78)933 (78)
HIV test in the past 12 months459 (40)448 (37)
Perceived risk of HIV
 No risk at all374 (32)384 (32)
 Low risk522 (45)524 (44)
 Moderate to high risk236 (20)267 (22)
 Unknown risk26 (2)27 (2)
Likelihood of testing for HIV at a community health event in the future
 Very likely1101 (95)1132 (94)
 Somewhat likely45 (4)55 (5)
 Very unlikely7 (1)5 (0)
 Do not know2 (0)2 (0)
  • *Data are no. (%), unless otherwise specified.

  • †Average exchange rate during enrolment period: 3344 UGX=1 US$.