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Table 1 Demographics and herpes simplex virus infection sero-prevalence

From: SERO-prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 among women attending routine Cervicare clinics in Ghana

Characteristics No tested Prevalence of HSV infection
HSV -1 IgG N (%*) HSV -2 IgG N (%*)
Age group, years
  ≤ 25 12 12 (3.2) 8 (2.1)
 25–34 118 116 (30.5) 94 (24.7)
 35–44 122 121 (31.8) 94 (24.7)
 45–54 80 80 (21.1) 65 (17.1)
 55–64 39 39 (10.3) 30 (7.9)
  ≥ 65 9 9 (2.4) 7 (1.8)
χ2 (df), p- value   2.351 (5), 0.799 1.655 (5), 0.895
Education
 Never attended 34 34 (8.9) 30 (7.9)
 Primary 44 44 (11.6) 36 (9.5)
 Junior High School (JHS) 147 146 (38.4) 128 (33.7)
 Senior High School (SHS) 45 45 (11.8) 30 (7.9)
 Technical/ vocational 24 24 (6.3) 16 (4.2)
 Tertiary 86 84 (22.1) 58 (15.3)
χ2 (df), p- value   3.783 (5), 0.581 20.500 (5), 0.001
Marital status
 Never married 61 59 (15.5) 45 (11.8)
 Divorced/separated 33 33 (8.7) 29 (7.6)
 Married 223 222 (58.4) 174 (45.8)
 Cohabiting 31 31 (8.2) 23 (6.1)
 Widowed 32 32 (8.4) 27 (7.1)
χ2 (df), p- value   5.921 (4), 0.205 3.542 (4), 0.472
Occupation
 Government employee 51 50 (13.2) 39 (10.3)
 Private sector employee 38 37 (9.7) 30 (7.9)
 Self -employed 77 76 (20.0) 50 (13.2)
 Trader 145 145 (38.2) 128 (33.7)
 Subsistence farming 4 4 (1.1) 4 (1.1)
 Student 12 12 (3.2) 8 (2.1)
 House wife 5 5 (1.3) 3 (0.8)
 Unemployed 35 35 (9.2) 26 (6.8)
 Retired 13 13 (3.4) 10 (2.6)
χ2 (df), p- value   4.498 (8), 0.810 20.172 (8), 0.010
  1. *- Column percentages computed in relation to total number of women (380)