Table 1

The demographic characteristics, reason for circumcision and HIV status of adolescents and young adults registered for VMMC services during October and November, 2018 in selected health facilities of Zimbabwe, n=1478

CharacteristicsCategoriesFrequency(%)
Total1478(100)
Age (in years)10–14980(66.3)
15–19314(21.2)
20–24184(12.3)
Education statusOut of school427(28.9)
Primary education899(60.8)
Secondary education152(10.3)
Health facilityMt Darwin542(36.7)
Lobengula MC clinic587(39.7)
Bulawayo MC clinic349(23.6)
Referred by*Friend or partner37(2.5)
Health worker216(14.6)
Community mobiliser1032(69.8)
Others139(9.4)
Missing54(3.7)
Reasons for circumcision†HIV prevention1230(83.2)
Sexual pleasure248(16.8)
STI prevention736(49.8)
Hygiene1196(80.9)
Sociocultural reasons51(3.5)
HIV statusPositive6(0.3)
Negative1472(99.7)
  • *The person who referred the client to VMMC clinic.

  • †Multiple responses are possible.

  • MC, male circumcision; STI, sexually transmitted infection; VMMC, voluntary medical male circumcision.