Factors associated with male circumcision in the Western Region of Uganda
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The main objective of the study was to investigate the factors associated with male circumcision Western Uganda. The study used data set from 2016 UDHS to investigate the factors associated with male circumcision among men aged 15-54 years and the weighted sample size was 1258 men being respondents in Western Uganda and logistic regression was used to establish the association between male circumcision and demographic and social economic factors. The explanatory variables were: age of respondent, education level, marital status, residence, wealth status, occupation and religion The study found out that the male circumcision had a significant relationship with age, religion and occupation whereas education, marital status wealth index, watching television, owns a mobile telephone and residence at the multivariate level of analysis were insignificant. Men aged 45-49 years (OR= 0.402, p=0.006) and 50-54 years (OR=0.351 p=0.001) were less likely to be circumcised compared to ones aged 15-19 years. Men in other religion (OR=3.684, p=0.003) were 2.7 times more likely to circumcised compared to those under Pentecostal. Men employed in household and domestic sector (OR=0.284, p=0.027) had reduced odds compared to ones not working The study concluded that the government should extend information about safe male circumcision to the people and men should be circumcised at a young age.