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Table 1 Characteristics of 67 Kenyan women at the time of HIV-1 infection

From: Higher pre-infection vitamin E levels are associated with higher mortality in HIV-1-infected Kenyan women: a prospective study

Characteristic N (%) or Median (IQR)
Age, years 28 (25 – 35)
Education, years 8 (7 – 10)
Live births 1 (1 – 2)
Sex partners per week* 1.0 (0.7 – 1.0)
Sex frequency per week* 1.3 (1.0 – 2.0)
Frequency of condom use (%)* 83 (40 – 100)
Use of hormonal contraceptive method  
   Oral contraceptive pill 15 (22.4%)
   DMPA† 23 (34.3%)
   Norplant 1 (1.5%)
   None reported 28 (41.8%)
Genital ulcer disease 3 (4.5%)
Time in cohort before infection, months 9 (3 – 21)
  1. * Average values per week for each woman, for the 6 months preceding HIV-1 infection.
  2. † Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate
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