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Table 5 Study population behavioral factors 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 of coitarche, years
  ≤ 15 28 28 (7.4) 23 (6.1)
 16–20 192 192 (50.5) 157 (41.3)
 21–25 53 51 (13.4) 38 (10.0)
  ≥ 26 24 24 (6.3) 13 (3.4)
 Do not remember 83 82 (21.6) 67 (17.6)
χ2 (df), p- value   8.150 (4), 0.086 11.521 (4), 0.021
Number of life time sex partners
 1 155 154 (40.5) 110 (28.9)
 2 91 90 (23.7) 73 (19.2)
 3–9 127 126 (33.2) 109 (28.7)
 10+ 7 7 (1.8) 6 (1.6)
χ2 (df), p- value   0.208 (3), 0.976 9.598 (3), 0.022
  1. *Column percentages computed in relation to total number of women (380)