Factors Influencing Consistent Condom Use among Men in Eastern Uganda
Kaweesi, Marvin Derrick
MetadataShow full item record
The study examines the factors that influence consistent condom use among men in Eastern Uganda using the 2016 UDHS data. The specific objectives of the study were to assess the demographic and socio-economic factors that influence the consistent condom use among men in Eastern Uganda. The analysis was done at three levels, Univariate, bivariate and multivariate level using Stata 13. For the period under study, the findings indicate that most of the respondents (55.2%) were 19-24 years of age, majority (53.2%) of the respondents were never in union. Similarly, it is clear that most of the respondents (43.8%) had attained primary level of education. Furthermore, the study indicated that majority (88.6%) of the respondents’ dwell in the rural residence of Eastern Uganda. Using the Chi-square test, bivariate analysis indicated that age, marital status, education level, residence, age at first sex and number of sexual partners had significant and HIV/AIDS related knowledge index had no significant relationship with consistent condom use since their respective p-values were greater than 0.05 at 95% level of significance. On the other hand, religion and marital status had significant association with consistent condom use among men since their p-values were less than 0.05 at 95% level of significance. From the logistic model, the factor that affects or influence consistent condom use among men was number of sexual partners. According to the findings of the study, the government should seek to encourage men who are not yet married to always use condoms with all their partners and continuously advance input in the audio and visual messages on risks to HIV infections. Further research should focus on factors affecting consistent condom use among males and female adolescents.