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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Acceptability of HIV self-testing to support pre-exposure prophylaxis among female sex workers in Uganda and Zambia: results from two randomized controlled trials

  Direct HIVST distribution HIVST coupon distribution Standard testing
Zambia
 Sample Size N = 222 N = 217 N = 194
  Age (med, IQR) 24 (20 to 28) 24 (21 to 29) 24 (21 to 29)
  Have a primary partner 127 (57%) 133 (61%) 121 (62%)
  Can read and write 175 (79%) 176 (81%) 137 (71%)
  Mobile phone ownership 185 (83%) 190 (88%) 170 (88%)
  Monthly income
   No income 48 (22%) 50 (23%) 45 (%)
    < 250 kwachaa 21 (10%) 40 (19%) 28 (%)
   251–500 kwachaa 58 (26%) 41 (19%) 42 (%)
   501–1000 kwachaa 55 (25%) 57 (27%) 44 (%)
   1001–1500 kwachaa 21 (10%) 15 (7%) 13 (%)
    > 1500 kwachaa 17 (8%) 11 (5%) 19 (%)
  Years in sex work (med, IQR) 4 (2 to 8) 5 (3 to 8) 3 (5 to 9)
  Inconsistent condom use with clients 169 (77%) 152 (71%) 144 (76%)
  Risk of acquiring HIV in next year, 10-point scaleb (med, IQR) 6 (5 to 8) 6 (5 to 7) 5 (4 to 7)
Uganda
 Sample size N = 247 N = 240 N = 262
  Age (med, IQR) 27.5 (24 to 31) 28 (24 to 31) 28 (24 to 32)
  Have a primary partner 160 (67%) 141 (57%) 156 (60%)
  Can read and write 209 (87.1) 209 (84.6) 228 (88.0)
  Mobile phone ownership 235 (98%) 233 (94%) 249 (95%)
  Monthly income
   No income 2 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
    < 250 UGXc 50 (21%) 56 (23%) 41 (16%)
   251–500 UGXc 69 (29%) 80 (33%) 106 (41%)
   501–1000 UGXc 88 (37%) 83 (34%) 90 (35%)
   1001–1500 UGXc 27 (11%) 19 (8%) 22 (8%)
    > 1500 UGXc 4 (2%) 5 (2%) 2 (1%)
  Years in sex work (med, IQR) 5 (3 to 8) 4 (3 to 8) 5 (2 to 8)
  Inconsistent condom use with clients 104 (44%) 101 (41%) 104 (40%)
  Risk of acquiring HIV in next year, 10-point scaleb (med, IQR) 4 (2 to 6) 5 (3 to 6) 4 (2 to 5)
  1. aExchange rate: 1 USD = 9.2 Zambian Kwacha (September 2016)
  2. bParticipants were asked to indicated how likely it is that they will contract HIV in the next year using a 10-rung ladder scale. Larger scores indicated a greater likelihood of getting HIV
  3. cExchange rate: 1 USD = 3366 Uganda shilling (UGX) (October 2016)